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Southeast Stoney Trail opens in Calgary

Calgarians celebrated the opening of the Southeast Stoney Trail freeway on November 22. The new highway provides motorists with 70 kilometres of free-flowing road with no traffic lights and a speed limit of 100 kilometres per hour.

November 25, 2013   Canadian Consulting Engineer

Calgarians celebrated the opening of the Southeast Stoney Trail freeway on November 22. The new highway provides motorists with 70 kilometres of free-flowing road with no traffic lights and a speed limit of 100 kilometres per hour.

Interchanges along the highway were opened in a domino fashion in both directions, starting southbound with Highway 22 X/Stoney Trail and 88 Street SE, and finishing with Peigan Trail. The east-west stretch was already opened.

Seventy per cent of the ring road around Calgary is now completed, with just the southwest portion remaining.

The $769-million Southeast Stoney Trail project has been under construction for three years and is the largest single highway project in Alberta’s history. It involved building nine interchanges, three flyovers and 27 bridge structures.

It was also the province’s largest P3 transportation project, contracted to Chinook Roads Partnership, a joint venture between SNC-Lavalin and Acciona S.A.. They have a 30-year contract to maintain the highway as well as a 12-kilometre section of Deerfoot Trail that branches off it.


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1 Comment » for Southeast Stoney Trail opens in Calgary
  1. Fraser Allison says:

    Having driven in several different countries, I have to say that the road signs in Calgary are the worst I’ve ever seen.
    Today I tried the recently opened section of Stoney Trail, via Anderson Road with the plan to get to the junction with Sarcee Trail. Absolutely no signs to show the exit to go west to Sarcee Trail or Highway 1.
    Similarly, if driving south on Deerfoot Trail and wishing to exit on to Highway 22X, unless one knows where to exit they will miss it completely, since there are no signs showing were to get off
    Deerfoot Trail
    Whoever is responsible for road signs in Calgary should be fired.

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