Helping Calgarians move easier
CALGARY — No matter how you travel, you’ll be able to move easier thanks to a number of transportation projects opening across Calgary this year.
More than 20 projects are scheduled to open in 2019, including major road work on 14 Street S.W. and The City’s commitments to the Southwest Ring Road on Anderson Road and Glenmore Trail. People travelling on Crowchild Trail will also begin to experience the benefits of all the hard work over the past two years, as ramps and traffic lanes begin to open through the summer and fall. Furthermore, the road work and utility work will finish this year on 17 Avenue S.W., one of Calgary’s most popular retail and entertainment destinations.“This year is an exciting year for both The City and citizens, with the amount of work wrapping up and projects opening through 2019,” said Director of Transportation Infrastructure, Kerensa Fromherz. “These investments in our city mean people will move easier, no matter how they choose to travel. Our projects opening this year are quite diverse, as they’ll benefit people driving, walking, taking transit, cycling and moving goods.”
And the progress in the transportation network won’t stop in 2019. More than 10 projects are set to begin this season, some of which will open before year’s end. Of note, this year will see work begin on three new interchange projects – two of which will continue to build out Airport Trail as a major east-west connection between the Ring Road and Deerfoot Trail.
In addition, work will begin on replacing the 110-year old, 9 Avenue S.E. Bridge, improving the longevity of the bridge, along with the pathway connections to Calgary’s extensive river pathway and bikeway network. Further efforts are also underway on the Green Line enabling works, which will make room for constructing the 20 km first phase of the City Shaping LRT line.
“The work we’ll see underway in 2019 accounts for a long-term investment of $400 million. That accounts for more than 3,100 jobs,” said Kerensa. “These investments not only benefit how we get around and grow as a city, but also provide a boost to our local economy.”
To view an interactive map and learn more about construction projects taking place this year, visit calgary.ca/TI.