Road Contruction – Finishing Touches for New Stoney Trail Bridge

Below is a travel advisory media release from the Alberta Government:

Finishing touches for new Stoney Trail bridge

Motorists travelling at night along Stoney Trail/Highway 22X SE may see workers putting the finishing touches on one of the Calgary ring road bridges.

From July 8 to 12, motorists travelling east and westbound on Stoney Trail/Highway 22X will be directed under the new bridge to allow for the smoothing of concrete and painting overhead at McKenzie Lake Boulevard/Cranston Boulevard SE

Traffic will be impacted as follows:

·        From 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. traffic will be reduced to a single lane in each direction from the intersection of McKenzie Lake Boulevard/Cranston Boulevard and the new intersection at westbound Stoney Trail/Highway 22X to southbound Deerfoot Trail east of McKenzie Lake Boulevard/Cranston Boulevard.

·        Both intersections will be controlled by flag persons and motorists are ask to follow all the directions provided.

·        Speed limits will be reduced to 40 km/h during night time work.

This work is taking place at night to reduce impacts 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 bridge structures 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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