Entries by ErinR

Project Update

December 22, 2023 Stoney Trail Open South of Bow Trail The final stretch of the West Calgary Ring Road opened to traffic on Tuesday, December 19, 2023. Drivers can now travel on Stoney Trail south of Bow Trail S.W. and use all movements on the Highway 8 interchange. While it will take some months for […]

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November 24, 2023 Shifting to Periodic Updates As work on the project slows, so will the frequency of project updates. Nearly 2,900 subscribers have followed the project with us for the last four years and 174 updates (175 now!). We have received many questions, suggestions and thanks from you – the readers – and we […]

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October 20, 2023 What’s Happening in Traffic Lanes re-opening on Bow River bridge This weekend, three lanes on the northbound Stoney Trail bridge over the Bow River are expected to re-open. A single lane closure will be required on the bridge until mid-November to complete rehabilitation. This traffic shift back to the northbound bridge with […]

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October 13, 2023 What’s Happening in Traffic Traffic delays on Stoney Trail and Trans-Canada Highway Rehabilitation on the east (northbound) Bow River bridge continues. The work includes replacing both expansion joints, deck repairs, waterproofing, drainage improvements, lighting upgrades, barrier replacement and paving. While the east bridge is closed, two lanes in both directions are provided […]

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October 6, 2023 What’s Happening in Traffic Traffic pattern changes Several new roads have recently opened and construction is ongoing south of the Trans-Canada Highway. Please slow down and stay alert for signage. Lane closures and reduced speeds will continue and driving behaviours may be unexpected as people adjust to the new infrastructure. Stoney Trail […]

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September 29, 2023 What’s Happening in Traffic This Week Bow Trail interchange and Stoney Trail partially open on October 1 This weekend, Stoney Trail will open to traffic between Bow Trail and the Trans-Canada Highway, as will the Bow Trail extension to 101 Street S.W. and connections to and from Stoney Trail to the north. […]

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September 22, 2023 What’s Happening in Traffic UPCOMING: Bow Trail interchange and Stoney Trail traffic changes In early October, eastbound and westbound Bow Trail will open to public traffic from 85 Street S.W. to 101 Street S.W. At the same time, Stoney Trail will open to traffic between Bow Trail and the Trans-Canada Highway. All […]

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September 15, 2023 What’s Happening in Traffic UPCOMING: Single lane of alternating traffic on Highway 8 The new westbound Highway 8 flyover is expected to open to traffic in October. To pave the tie in from the flyover to the existing lanes, Highway 8 will be reduced to a single lane of alternating traffic for […]

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September 8, 2023 Protecting Head Slopes and Embankments When dirt is mounded to form a bridge abutment, the slope of the abutment from its highest point to the ground is called the head slope (picture the shortest side of a scalene triangle). Head slopes are visible from underneath the bridge. The backfilled area behind the […]

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September 1, 2023 What’s Happening in Traffic Workers still on site Earlier this week the lines were painted on Stoney Trail between Old Banff Coach Road and Bow Trail. While considerable progress is being made, Stoney Trail is still under construction south of the Trans-Canada Highway and not open to traffic. Please drive cautiously and […]