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Maintained by Alberta Transportation, Deerfoot Trail is the major north/south transportation route through the City of Calgary and is part of the North/South Trade Corridor. Since the 1970s when most of the road was constructed, Calgary’s population has doubled and traffic volumes continue to increase. Today it is the busiest road in Alberta and serves more than 190,000 vehicles per day.

The Government of Alberta has identified $209.8 million for work on this important highway. Of this, $110.1 million was included in Budget 2019’s 4-year capital plan, and another $99.7 million was identified for future years beyond the 4-year capital plan.

Project details

In conjunction with Alberta Transportation, the City of Calgary recently completed the Deerfoot Trail Corridor Study (PDF, 7.8 MB).

Improvements are planned for:

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

The improvements will be delivered using a Public-Private Partnership (P3) contract structure, which requires the successful proponent to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the infrastructure for the next 30 years.


P3 to expand Deerfoot Trail improvements


  • Spring/Summer 2021 – RFQ process proceeds
  • August 2021 – request for proposal is posted to solicit bids
  • July 2022 – proponent selected and contract awarded
  • Fall 2022 – construction begins
  • Fall 2026 – project completion

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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