Since the 1970s, Calgary’s population has doubled and traffic volumes continue to increase. Today Deerfoot Trail is the busiest road in Alberta and serves more than 180,000 vehicles per day.

Project details

Improvements are planned for:

  • 64 Avenue NE and McKnight Boulevard
  • 11 Street NE
  • Memorial Drive and 17 Avenue SE
  • Glenmore Trail
  • Southland Drive
  • Anderson Road / Bow Bottom Trail

In July 2022, we did not award the public-private partnership to upgrade Deerfoot Trail after determining this approach was not economically viable.

In November 2022, we amended our existing public-private partnership procurement process to address critical improvements on Deerfoot Trail. The process will continue with the pre-qualified teams. The successful proponent will be selected and the contract will be awarded in spring 2023.



  • August 2022 – tender for 64 Avenue NE and McKnight Boulevard improvements posted. Construction will occur in 2023.
  • November 2022 – major design-build expansion project moving forward. The contract will be awarded in spring 2023, and construction is planned for 2023. Construction is expected to be completed in 2027.
  • Future smaller-scale Deerfoot Trail improvements are expected to be tendered individually, with construction planned for 2023.

More information

For more information or to sign up for project updates, visit Deerfoot Trail Improvements.


For more information on Deerfoot Trail:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 403-200-6935
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]

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