June 15, 2023
What’s Happening in Traffic
Traffic pattern changes on Highway 8
In the coming weeks, there will be a series of minor traffic pattern changes on Highway 8 near 69 Street S.W., to shift traffic onto the new eastbound lanes.
Please expect minor delays, drive cautiously and obey on-site signage.
All work is weather dependent. Please check 511 Alberta and The City of Calgary’s traffic information map for up-to-date information on traffic detours and speed reductions. For all other project information, please visit westringroad.ca.
We appreciate your patience during construction.
Spiffing Up for Summer
Pavement markings play a critical role in roadway safety and driver comfort. In high-traffic areas and colder climates the paint can wear off quickly, so typically the pavement markings across the project site are refreshed every spring. This spring, some new markings were painted on new roadways as well.
Paving is progressing across the South project site.
Bow Trail S.W. Interchange
Work on the Bow Trail S.W. bridge is advancing.
The bridge deck is paved and the concrete sidewalk on the north side has been poured.
Underneath the bridge, formwork and reinforcing steel bars (rebar) are in place for the concrete slope protection.
Lower Junction Pond
The stormwater pond located between Highway 8 and Discovery Ridge – known as Lower Junction Pond – will manage and treat drainage from the Highway 8 / Stoney Trail interchange and provide added protection to the area during severe weather events. The pond will store runoff and stormwater and release it at a controlled and measured rate to Cullen Creek, via an outlet ditch fortified with rip rap (large rock).