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Southwest ring road in Calgary needs Tsuu T’ina approval

The preliminary studies for the southwest portion of the Calgary ring road are being presented in public open house...


The preliminary studies for the southwest portion of the Calgary ring road are being presented in public open houses held this fall. Because a large portion of the proposed road passes through First Nations land, extra efforts are being taken to keep the communities informed. TransTech Engineering is the prime consultant on the studies, with AMEC Earth and Environmental helping with the environmental and wildlife aspects.
The studies are looking at preliminary routes the road will take and the location of interchanges. This southwest portion of the ring road will connect junction Highway 22X and 101 Street West and includes parts of Glenmore Trail. The total route stretches approximately 12 kilometres, and about eight kilometres of that is on land owned by the Tsuu T’ina Nation.
The city of Calgary is currently negotiating with the Tsuu T’ina to purchase the right-of-way through their land. They are hoping to have a draft final agreement in February, then the First Nations people will vote on whether to accept it.
The northwest portion of the new ring road around Calgary, which includes Stoney Trail, is under construction. Stantec and UMA are each prime consultants for different sections of the project.