Third section of circle underway
The Government of Alberta and The City of Calgary began planning for the Calgary Ring Road in the 1970s. During the 1980s and 1990s, the province purchased most of the lands needed for the Transportation Utility Corridor around Calgary where the ring road would be built. With the northwest, northeast and southeast sections in operation – known collectively as Stoney Trail – the ring road now provides motorists with 70 kilometres of free-flow travel. It connects Highway 2 (Deerfoot Trail) in the south to Highway 1 (TransCanada Highway) towards Banff.
Completing the ring
Completing the full 101 kilometres of the Calgary Ring Road is a priority for Alberta Transportation, and is an investment in the long-term safe and efficient movement of goods and people in and around Calgary. The ring road will also provide improved market access across Calgary, the province, Canada and to foreign ports.
Southwest Calgary Ring Road
Preliminary construction work on the Southwest Calgary Ring Road project got underway in July 2016. Major construction is scheduled to start in spring 2017, with completion anticipated in fall 2021. The Government of Alberta announced a Request for Proposals in September 2015. The project reached financial close on September 13, 2016 with Mountain View Partners as the successful proponent.