City of Calgary completes new interchange at Stoney Trail & 14 Street N.W.
Northwest Calgary has experienced significant population and traffic growth over the last few years. With the development of new communities, many residents access Stoney Trail and other parts of the city via four on and off ramps at 14th Street N.W. and interchanges at Symons Valley Road N.W./Beddington Trail N.W. and Centre Street North/Harvest Hills Boulevard North.
On Sept. 16, the City will be opening a new interchange at Stoney Trail and 14 Street N.W. This is one of six interchanges that The City of Calgary is building on behalf of The Province of Alberta, to provide more road capacity, and more ways for people to get to, from, and around their communities.
“Alberta’s Recovery Plan continues to move forward, thanks in part to the new Stoney Trail/14th Street interchange. I congratulate the City of Calgary on completing this project, which the province will now maintain. Our plan is creating thousands of jobs across the province by building, improving, and maintaining the critical infrastructure we rely on every day while diversifying our economy and setting our province on a long-term plan for growth,” said Rajan Sawhney, Alberta’s Minister of Transportation.
“These new interchanges ensure we meet the growing traffic needs of Calgarians," said Mayor Naheed Nenshi. "This infrastructure investment, and all the work that went into it from the City, will connect neighbourhoods so all citizens can participate and engage in activities that make us feel like one larger community.”
The four-lane bridge over Stoney Trail includes northbound to westbound Stoney Trail and southbound to eastbound Stoney Trail loops for better connections and increased vehicle capacity on City roads. It provides a direct route for drivers between existing and future communities, and keeps traffic flowing freely with two tear drop traffic circles instead traffic signals at the north and south sides of the bridge.
There are also better pedestrian and cycling connections between communities with asphalt pathways and concrete sidewalks on the east and west side of the new interchange.
This is the first of six interchange projects The City of Calgary is building on behalf of the Province of Alberta. As part of One Calgary Budget approved by City Council in 2018, $110.5 million in funding was approved to build, or upgrade, interchanges at:
- Stoney Trail and 14 Street N.W. (complete)
- Stoney Trail and Shaganappi Trail N.W. Interchange upgrade
- Stoney Trail and Harvest Hills Boulevard N.W. Interchange upgrade
- Stoney Trail and 11 Street N.E. Interchange
- Stoney Trail and 80 Avenue N.E. Interchange
- Stoney Trail and Memorial Drive N.E. Flyover