Southwest Calgary ring road
Southwest Calgary ring road information package (City of Calgary)
Preparing for SW Calgary Ring Road construction
An update from the City of Calgary
The Government of Alberta recently awarded Mountain View Partners with the contract to design, build, operate, and partially finance the Southwest Calgary Ring Road (SWCRR). Mountain View Partners has subcontracted KGL Constructors to design and construct the SWCRR, with preliminary works currently underway within the Transportation Utility Corridor through fall 2016. As a result, there may be some daily traffic lane closures during off-peak periods. We expect these lane closures to have minor impacts to Calgary’s drivers. The contractor will soon host a website, which will be your information hub for all things SWCRR construction.
The City of Calgary connections
The City is building road connections and improvements to make sure the SWCRR fits with Calgary’s road network. The first to be completed is Westhills Way. While the road is finished, it won’t be open until the SWCRR connects to it in fall 2021. You can find out more information on the other road improvements on their web pages:
Road connections to the SWCRR:
- 90 Ave. and Southland Dr. S.W.: calgary.ca/90southland-swrr
- 162 Ave. S.W.: calgary.ca/162ave-swrr
- Westhills Way: calgary.ca/westhillsway
- Anderson Road S.W. widening: calgary.ca/anderson-swrr
- Bow Tr. S.W.: calgary.ca/bowtrail-swrr
- Glenmore Tr. S.W. widening and Crowchild rail interchange improvements: calgary.ca/glenmore-swrr
- Spruce Meadows Way – Web page is coming soon
Contact The City’s project team at email@example.com.
Information sessions happening in November
KGL is hosting three drop-in information sessions at the end of November for citizens to learn more about the SWCRR. The City will also be in attendance with an update on the design and construction schedule of its various SWCRR projects.
- Monday, Nov. 28, 5-8 p.m. at Oakridge Community Hall – 9504 Oakfield Drive S.W.
- Tuesday, Nov. 29, 5-8 p.m. at Calgary First Church of the Nazarene – 65 Richard Way S.W.
- Wednesday, Nov. 30, 6-9 p.m. at Bishop O’Byrne High School – 333 Shawville Boulevard S.E.
Questions regarding the upcoming information sessions or construction of the SWCRR can be directed to the 24/7 KGL phone line at 403-212-0565.
Ring Road update and schedule
Ring Road duct bank update
Ring Road duct bank update_– November 2015 (City of Calgary)
Ring Road information sessions
On November 18, City Administration is bringing a report to Council’s Transportation and Transit Committee on the southwest portion of the Ring Road. The report is expected to include the recommendations resulting from the Council-directed Traffic Review and an overall project update.
Prior to that Committee date, The City will be hosting three public information sessions in late October and early November. The information sessions will provide an update on The City’s work as it relates to the Southwest Calgary Ring Road (SWCRR):
- Updates on the design progress for the connections from Calgary’s roads
- Recommendations for any changes to the neighbouring streets and intersections based on the Council-directed Traffic Review
The Government of Alberta is also attending all three information sessions to address questions and comments about the SWCRR itself. Here are some more details about the events and what you’ll see:
Info Session #1
Tuesday, October 27, 5-8 p.m.
Southland Leisure Centre (second floor pool viewing area), 2000 Southland Dr. SW
What you’ll also see:
- An update on the Southwest Transitway project (planning phase)
- An update on the ENMAX work as it relates to the SWCRR (construction phase)
Info Session #2
Thursday, October 29, 5-8 p.m.
Bethany Chapel (front foyer area), 3333 Richardson Way SW
What you’ll also see:
- An update on the Southwest Transitway project (planning phase)
- Information on the 37 Street S.W. storm trunk project (construction phase)
Info Session #3
Wednesday, November 4, 6-9 p.m.
Bishop O-Byrne High School common area, 333 Shawville Blvd SE
What you’ll also see:
- Information on the future Providence Development (planning phase)
If you are unable to attend these events, the information will be provided online at www.calgary.ca/swrr during the week of October 26.
ENMAX Ring Road update
ENMAX SW Calgary ring road open house
Alberta Transportation has started planning for the construction of the SW portion of the road that will complete the Calgary Ring Road. The completion of the SW Calgary Ring Road (SWCRR) requires the relocation of several utilities that are directly impacted by the road construction. The Province is working collaboratively with the impacted utility companies to help facilitate their planning and design.
The road design for the SWCRR conflicts with existing transmission infrastructure. Alberta Transportation has requested ENMAX Power to relocate its transmission lines away from the road alignment and into the new Power Line Component of the newly established Transportation Utility Corridor (TUC) along the SWCRR.
To keep stakeholders informed of proposed projects in their community, enclosed is an information package on the proposed project, open house date and contact information. Residents directly adjacent to the project will be personally contacted.
ENMAX open house:
Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Location: Southland Leisure Centre – Pool Viewing Area
Time: 4:00 – 8:00 pm
Dear Oakridge Residents:
My office has heard from a number of residents asking about blue fencing and work that is taking place west of Oakridge, just west of the pathway. This is an ENMAX project related to the movement of the ENMAX substation, that was approved in May, to accommodate the construction of the Ring Road. The new location of the ENMAX substation is in the SW corner of South Glenmore Park, just north of 90th Avenue SW on the edge of the 37th street alignment.
ENMAX had intended to notify adjacent properties and put up signs in the area. However, there was an error and this did not occur. Notification is currently underway.
To accommodate this new substation, ENMAX is required to relocate underground distribution lines and are constructing 2.3 km of underground concrete duct bank from 90th Ave SW to 37 Street SW. Distribution cables will not be run through these duct banks until 2017.
The construction will take place in sections along the existing pathway during the summer and fall in both 2015 and 2016. The construction sites will move south as each piece is completed. Access points will be made through the fence to allow park users to cross over the trench at mid-way points.
Brian Pincott, Councillor, Ward 11
Ring Road Update
From: Matthew O’Connor, VP Civic Affairs, Oakridge Community Association
To: Oakridge Community Members,
In October of 2014 the OCA (Oakridge Community Association) sent an email to our email list of 347 names, as well as our printed newsletter distributed to 2500 addresses.
The goal was to get a well-rounded wish list for ring road mitigation steps – how can we work with the city, province and federal government to ease the impact on Oakridge? We received 15 responses, which were well thought out and representative of the feedback we have been hearing throughout:
• Park Access. Pedestrian overpasses or tunnels – designed to match the surrounding area.
• Dog Park. Maintain this area and have it designated as park area.
• Noise. Something similar to a sound wall (living sound wall, berm, trees, hedges lower/higher road grade).
• View. Decorative solutions (living sound wall, trees, hedges, stylized overpass/underpass).
• Speed. Keep speed to a 50 km/h limit on 90th avenue, install speed bumps/
• Park Area. Designate right-of-way area as park areas (and other vulnerable areas)/
• Bike Lanes. Add bike lanes on 90th Avenue and Southland Drive (other areas that will see an increase in traffic too).
• Southland Drive Connector. Eliminate, or, raise lower grade. 50 km/h speed limit. Make visually appealing.
• 90th Avenue Connector. Eliminate, or, raise lower grade. 50 km/h speed limit, speed bumps. Make changes visually appealing.
According to the 2014 Civic Census about 5,650 residents call Oakridge home. The ring road project will affect every one of these people and because of that it is a passionate issue to many. It is with this in mind we have compiled the feedback for consideration.
When people make the decision to live in Oakridge they do so because of all the things the community has to offer. Many of these amenities are connected with the natural beauty of the surrounding parks and green spaces. We would like to see Oakridge and the city grow, but not at the cost of all the things that brought us here in the first place.
For the most part, the residents of Oakridge have come to the understanding that the ring road is part of a growing city and is something that is required. Working with the city to find solutions that will lessen the impact to the immediately adjacent communities is something that we would like to see happen.
By taking into consideration the suggestions outlined by residents, the ring road can be something that leaves a lasting legacy in Oakridge; something that will allow our community to maintain its identity.
With sincere regards,
Matthew O’Connor, VP Civic Affairs, firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are links to the Ring Road information:
Take a Drive on the Southwest Ring Road: Link to Alberta Transportation YouTube
Link to Alberta Transportation website: Southwest Calgary Ring Road.
Southwest Calgary Ring Road Project General Overview Plan
ENMAX Proposed Substation
From: ENMAX Corporation, Dennis Elias, Director, Stakeholder & Aboriginal Relations
To: Oakridge Community Members
Subject: ENMAX Power – Proposed Substation – Ring Road
I’d like to advise the Oakridge Community Association that ENMAX Power Corporation (ENMAX) is proposing to construct a new substation (Substation 35) to be located at the end of 90th Avenue SW in the southwest corner of Glenmore Park.
Substation 35 is required because Alberta Transportation has requested ENMAX relocate an existing substation (Substation 30 – located on Tsuu T’ina Nation land) to accommodate the Calgary Ring Road. Click Here for details.
ENMAX has also advised the Weaselhead/Glenmore Park Preservation Society and the Cedarbrae Community Association and will be personally engaging residents directly adjacent to this proposed substation starting on Thursday, November 6th.
If you would like to meet with ENMAX to discuss more fully, we would be pleased to do so.
Dennis Elias, Director, Stakeholder & Aboriginal Relations, ENMAX Corporation
Weaselhead/Glenmore Park Preservation Society—Call to Action
From: Lisa Dahlseide, Weaselhead/Glenmore Park Preservation Society
The Weaselhead Preservation Society urges citizens to ask the province for a ring road design that will reduce the impacts on this valued area. For more information, Click Here.
Please note the above communication is not from the OCA and is not a directive of the Board.