Calgary,
22
August
2017
|
18:05
America/Denver

Stoney Trail and Sarcee Trail interchange improvements nearing completion

The City of Calgary held a special event to recognize the upcoming completion of interchange improvements at Stoney Trail and Sarcee Trail, and the widening of 112 Avenue N.W. from two to four lanes.

“This is one of 20 transportation projects the City is opening this year, with a total investment of 400 million dollars, that will have a major, positive impact on Calgary’s road and pedestrian network, and how people move in the city,” said Mayor Naheed Nenshi. “This project provides better traffic flow with less delay, safer roads for vehicles, and reduced congestion in this area of Calgary.”

“With the downturn in the economy and accelerated funding for projects like this, we’re creating jobs, taking advantage of lower prices, and building critical transportation infrastructure that will make it easier for Calgarians to move around the city.”

“These improvements at Stoney Trail and Sarcee Trail will make the interchange safer, more efficient for all users and will help reduce travel times for motorists and commercial traffic,” added Ward 2 Councillor Joe Magliocca. “The widening of 112 Avenue N.W. between 69 Street and Sarcee Trail increases the capacity of the area road network, makes the roadway safer for all vehicles, especially trucks and commercial vehicles, and better accommodates the needs of local industries.”

The interchange was originally designed to serve passenger vehicles, however, an increasing number of large, commercial vehicles began using the interchange, causing traffic delays and raising safety concerns.

The new modified interchange includes a loop to provide better traffic flow for motorists travelling southbound on Sarcee Trail to eastbound Stoney Trail, plus improved on-off ramps.

Total investment in the project is $16.1 million.

The speed limit in the construction zone will remain at 50 km/hr until project completion.

The City is grateful for the patience and understanding of the many Calgarians and area businesses that have been impacted by the significant detours and lane restrictions over the past two years.

For more details, go to www.calgary.ca/stoneysarcee.