Overnight Sign Installation on Deerfoot Trail SE

Travellers’ Advisory

August 19, 2013
Overnight sign installation on Deerfoot Trail SE

Partial lane closures the night of August 22 will allow crews to safely install a new overhead sign structure on near Highway 22X.

Beginning at 10 p.m. on August 22, southbound Deerfoot Trail will be limited to two lane traffic from McKenzie Lake Blvd SE to just before the off-ramp to Highway 22X. As a result, traffic from westbound McKenzie Towne Blvd SE and eastbound McKenzie Lake Blvd SE will have shorter merging lanes onto southbound Deerfoot Trail.

The sign installation will be complete by 1 a.m. on August 23, ensuring free flow traffic for Friday morning commuters. All of this work occurs at night to reduce impact on the travelling public and ensure the safety of workers.
To protect the public and crew in the work zone, speed limits will be reduced to 50km/h. Motorists should use caution in this area and obey all message boards and flag persons. Drivers are reminded that fines for speeding are doubled in construction zones when workers are present.

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 projects for core infrastructure and key corridors, fulfilling the Redford Government’s promise to invest in Alberta’s transportation network.

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