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Southeast section of Stoney Trail opens


November 22, 2013
By Rock to Road

November 22, 2013, Calgary, Alta. – The southeast section of Calgary's Stoney Trail has officially been completed.The new 25-kilometre stretch, the third
section of Stoney Trail to be constructed, brings the Calgary Ring Road to 70
kilometres in length.

November 22, 2013, Calgary, Alta. – The southeast section of Calgary's Stoney Trail has officially been completed.The new 25-kilometre stretch, the third
section of Stoney Trail to be constructed, brings the Calgary Ring Road to 70
kilometres in length.

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.

The Government of Canada contributed $100 million to this
southeast portion of the project through the Major Infrastructure Component of
the Building Canada plan.

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Managed as a P3 – a public private partnership – which
saves taxpayer dollars and ensures long-term management, the 33-year agreement
includes a 30-year maintenance contract. Construction of this section began
in 2010.

The Alberta Government signed a $769 million P3 contract
with Chinook Roads Partnership to design, build, operate and partially finance
Stoney Trail from 17 Avenue SE to east of Macleod Trail.

The southeast
section of Stoney Trail includes:

  • 25 km of six-lane divided highway
  • 27 bridge structures
  • Nine interchanges
  • Two new rail flyovers and one new road flyover crossing

There is currently no
official timeline in place for when the final section of Stoney Trail, the
southwest, will be completed.