Traveller’s Advisory

Traveller’s Advisory

July 26, 2013

Bridge work at Stoney Trail and Deerfoot Trail

Construction of the new, major interchange at Stoney Trail/Highway 22Xand Deerfoot Trail continues as Calgary’s ring road moves closer to completion.

Overnight between 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. from July 29 to August 10 Stoney Trail/Highway 22X will be reduced to one lane in each direction between the Deerfoot Trail interchange and east of the McKenzie/Cranston intersection to accommodate bridge work.

Lanes will shift throughout the construction but one lane will remain open in each direction between the Deerfoot Trail interchange and east of the McKenzie/Cranston intersection.This will allow crews to remove overhanging brackets used in pouring concrete on the bridge, smooth the surface of the concrete and paint the bridge. Speed limits will be reduced to 50 km/h on Stoney Trail/Highway 22X during this nighttime work.

Working at night reduces the impact on the travelling public and ensures 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-year 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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