Road Construction

July 5, 2013

Bridge work preps Deerfoot Trail SE for traffic

Nighttime work on barriers at Deerfoot Trail SE is setting the stage for westbound Stoney Trail/Highway 22Xtraffic to head south.

For seven nights beginning July 8, motorists will face intermittent nighttime delays on Deerfoot Trail SE to allow for overhead barrier installations on the bridge that will carry westbound Stoney Trail/Highway 22X traffic to southbound Deerfoot Trail. This work is part of the ongoing construction of the southeast leg of the Calgary ring road.

Traffic will be impacted as follows:

·        From 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., motorists travelling northbound on Deerfoot Trail SE between Stoney Trail/Highway 22X and Seton Boulevard SE/196 Street will be re-directed to one of the southbound Deerfoot Trail lanes where two-way traffic will occur. Motorists may experience intermittent delays to allow for the entrance and exit of construction trucks into the construction area.

·        The speed limit will be reduced to 50 km/h in the construction zone during work hours and all on and off ramps will remain open.

The work is taking place at night to reduce the impact on the travelling public and ensure the safety of workers. Motorists should use caution in this area and obey all message boards and flag persons. Fines for speeding are doubled in construction zones when workers are present. Please note dates are subject to change due to weather and other conditions.

Southeast Stoney Trail is a $769 million P3 project for construction and 30-years maintenance of 25 kilometres of six-lane roadway, nine interchanges, 27 bridges and three flyovers, as well as maintenance of 12 kilometres of Deerfoot Trail between Stoney Trail SE (currently Highway 22X) and the Highway 2A junction. It is set to open to motorists this fall.

Including this new segment, the Alberta government has invested $1.9 billion in Calgary’s ring road, one of many projects which deliver on Alberta Transportation’s Building Alberta commitment. All of this work supports the economy and increased market access by focusing on capital plan projectsfor core infrastructure and key corridors, fulfilling the Redford Government’s promise to invest in Alberta’s transportation network.

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