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/.
There are currently no advisories at this time.
BC Highway 1 between Golden Donald Upper Rd and Yoho Bridge (4 km east of Golden), will be closed for road construction from April 12 at 9:00 am to May 14 at 12:00 pm, MST. Travelers must use detour route through Highway 93S and Highway 95 during this time. For more details about this closure, visit: https://www.kickinghorsecanyon.ca/construction/traffic-management/
It is well-known that the remaining two-lane canyon section of the Trans-Canada Highway is severely constrained. As a result, the final phase of the Kicking Horse Canyon Project to improve safety, widen and realign the highway will inevitably require traffic disruptions and, at times, full highway closures. The traffic management strategy is designed to minimize and mitigate traffic disruptions while allowing the work to proceed safely and on schedule.
The first extended (i.e. 24-hour multi-day) closure (requiring motorists to use Highways 93 and 95 as an alternative route) extends from April 12 to May 14, 2021. It will be followed by additional 24-hour closures on weekdays between May 17 and May 31. See Construction/Traffic Notifications for details and always verify information on DriveBC before you travel.
If you're visiting Alberta's Provincial Parks and Protected Areas, please follow these essential steps for responsible recreation:
- Check for advisories on www.AlbertaParks.ca and the weather forecast right before you leave.
- Visit early in the day, so you can head somewhere else if a parking lot is full. Parking is permitted in designated areas only.
- Research your destination and be prepared to not have cell service, especially in the mountains.
- Bring proper footwear, extra layers of clothing, protection from the elements and insects, a flashlight or headlamp, adequate food and water, and a first aid kit.
- Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times and their waste must be packed out or buried.
- Leave no trace. Do not pick or collect wildflowers or other vegetation including deadfall. Do not litter; this includes cigarette butts, seed shells and tissue.
- Be BearSmart. Carry bear spray year-round and know how to use it.
- Campfires are only permitted in the facilities provided. Never leave your campfire unattended. Ensure it is completely out before retiring for the night and before leaving your campsite. Soak it, stir it and soak it again. Always check AlbertaParks.ca/FireBans for current fire bans or restrictions.