Overview

The West Calgary Ring Road (WCRR) is the final section of the Calgary Ring Road to be completed. Running from Highway 8 to the Trans-Canada Highway, it will house 9 kms of 6 and 8 lane divided highway, 6 interchanges, and 24 bridges. This project includes twinning the bridge where Stoney Trail NW meets the Bow River to accommodate future traffic demand. Once completed, The Calgary Ring Road will provide over 100 kms of free-flow travel around the city, reduce congestion, and improve access to hospitals, schools, workplaces, and recreational amenities.

Project Details

The West Calgary Ring Road will be completed in 3 unique sections: South Project, North Project, and Bow River Bridge Twinning. The north and south projects are being delivered in a design-build contract structure, which allows the contractor to design and build the project concurrently. This contract structure reduces delivery timelines and allows for more innovation during construction.

South Project

Contractor: Calgary SafeLink Partners

Section: Highway 8 to Old Banff Coach Road

  • 5 km of 6 and 8-lane divided highway
  • 7 bridges
  • 4 interchanges
  • Old Banff Coach Road SW
  • Bow Trail SW
  • 17 Avenue SW
  • Highway 8

North Project

Contractor: EllisDon

Section: Old Banff Coach Road to Trans-Canada

  • 3 km of 6- and 8-lane divided highway
  • Reconstructing 5 km of Highway 1
  • 18 bridges
  • 1 flyover – 1 Avenue SW
  • 2 interchanges
  • Trans-Canada Highway
  • Valley Ridge Blvd

Bow River Bridge Twinning

Contractor: FlatIron/AECON

Section: Bow River NW to Scenic Acres Link NW

  • Bridge Twinning at Stoney Trail and Bow River NW
  • Access to Scenic Acres Link / Tuscany Blvd from southbound Stoney Trail
  • Widening ~2 kms of Stoney Trail and reconfiguration of the ramp from westbound Crowchild Trail to southbound Stoney Trail to align with overall roadworks plan

Timeline

  • Spring 2019
    • North Project and Bow River Bridge Twinning begins
  • Spring 2020
    • South project construction begins
  • Spring/Summer 2021
    • Construction continues
  • 2024
    • West Calgary Ring Road opens to traffic

Project map

West Calgary ring road
Illustration of the Calgary Ring Road project.

Traffic impacts

During construction, on-site signage will share information about traffic impacts. Please plan ahead and visit 511 Alberta and the City of Calgary traffic map for up-to-date traffic impacts.

Cyclist and pedestrian closures and detours

During construction, pathways, pathway access closures and detours will be in place and shared through onsite signage. Please plan ahead and visit the City of Calgary Parks - Pathway and Bikeways Map, or call 311.

Contact

Sign up for email updates on the West Calgary Ring Road or visit the project page.

For more information on the West Calgary Ring Road:

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 number (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]