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Calgary Ring Road passes major construction milestones

The final construction contract for the Calgary Ring Road has been awarded.


July 3, 2020
By Newswire

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The contract for the final portion of the West Calgary Ring Road in Alberta has been awarded to Calgary Safelink Partners for $277 million. Construction will get underway this summer on the south portion of the road, which is expected to be completed in 2024.

“The ring road is a critical project that has been years in the making and Calgarians have been waiting decades for it to be completed. When construction wraps up, the ring road will provide more than 100 kilometres of free-flow travel, making it faster and easier for Calgarians and job creators to get around Alberta’s largest city. Most importantly, this major infrastructure project will help get Albertans back to work by supporting thousands of much-needed jobs,” said Ric McIver, Minister of Transportation.

Mike Ellis, MLA for Calgary West, said it is a necessary project.

“I know I speak for myself and the constituents of Calgary-West when I say that the completion of the Calgary Ring Road has been highly anticipated in our riding. The Calgary Ring Road is a necessary project that will bring greater efficiency and free flow of traffic to our city, and I eagerly await the final phase to begin construction this summer,” he said.

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Demetrios Nicolaides, Minister of Advanced Education and MLA for Calgary-Bow said a lot of people are looking forward to the project.

“This project is something that the people of Calgary-Bow have been looking forward to for some time. I am pleased to see that the final construction contract has been awarded and like many of my neighbours, I am eagerly looking forward to greater connectivity with the city and the province once the project has finished,” he said. “Finishing the ring road will make life better for the people of Calgary-Bow.”

Another milestone was recently marked by the completion of about 80 per cent of the Southwest Calgary Ring Road, which is on schedule to be completed in fall 2021. A portion of the road will open this fall.