The West Calgary Ring Road includes a new bridge over the Bow River, interchange construction on the Trans-Canada Highway at Valley Ridge Boulevard NW and at Stoney Trail. New interchanges will also be constructed at Old Banff Coach Road SW, Bow Trail SW, 17 Avenue SW and Highway 8. Motorists should expect delays in the project area.
For more project information, please visit westringroad.ca.
The Southwest Calgary Ring Road will be built between Highway 8 (near Elbow Springs Golf Course) and Macleod Trail S.E. The project includes reconstruction of Glenmore Trail between Sarcee Trail and east of 37 Street S.W. It consists of 31 kilometres of six- and eight-lane divided highway, 14 interchanges, 47 bridges, one road flyover, one railway crossing (flyover), one culvert set, one tunnel, as well as three river crossings over the Elbow River and Fish Creek. For more details, please visit http://www.swcrrproject.com/.
*Note: The first extended closure , requiring motorists to use Highways 93 and 95 as alternate routes, will have a duration of approximately one month from April 12 to May 14, 2021. Visit the Traffic Management page https://www.kickinghorsecanyon.ca/construction/traffic-management/ or call the 24/7 Construction Information Phone Line at 1-844-815-6111.
The Kicking Horse Canyon, located just east of Golden, BC, is one of the most rugged and scenic sections to be found on the Trans-Canada Highway. As a tourist and commercial transportation corridor, the highway carries more than 10,000 vehicles daily during the summer. While the mix varies by season, up to 30% of the traffic consists of commercial vehicles moving millions of dollars in goods to serve interprovincial and international trade. Three phases of work have transformed 21 kilometres of narrow, winding two-lane highway into a modern four-lane, 100 km/h standard. For more information about this project, please visit http://www.kickinghorsecanyon.ca.
There are currently no advisories at this time.
Winter can be an incredible time to explore Alberta, but it’s a lot different from summer recreation. Here are a few tips to help you stay safe on your winter adventures:
- Be prepared to not have cell service, especially in the mountains. Consider carrying a GPS device like Spot or InReach.
- Plan your trip around the sun for warmth and daylight.
- Snowpack can hide the trail. Pay attention and know how to use a map.
- Dehydration expedites the onset of hypothermia, so stay hydrated.
- Wear layers and bring appropriate footwear like crampons or microspikes.
- Know your limits and do your research before you go. A photo on social media doesn't tell you the experience and knowledge that went into it.
- Check avalanche conditions before you recreate in the mountains: www.avalanche.ca
For more information on how you can stay safe in Alberta Parks this winter, visit: https://albertaparks.ca/wintersafety/