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Old 10-10-2009, 04:56 PM   #1
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Default Calgary Stoney Trail [Ring Road]

Getting amped up here in Calgary for a new highway that opens next month..check it out. Calgary is da best. Here are some pics and vids from the net




construction started in April 2007 on the NE section...complete in november 2009




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The Alberta government has signed a 30-year contract with the Stoney Trail Group to design, build, operate and partially finance Stoney Trail from its junction with Deerfoot Trail to 17 Avenue SE. The contract also includes maintenance of Stoney Trail NW from its junction with Deerfoot Trail to 16 Avenue NW.

Total length is 21 kilometres.

Six-lane sections from Deerfoot Trail to Metis Trail (44 Street NE) and McKnight Boulevard to 16 Avenue NE. Other sections are four-lane.

Interchanges at Deerfoot Trail, Metis Trail, Country Hills Boulevard, Airport Trail, McKnight Boulevard, and 16 Avenue NE.

Signalized t-intersection at 17 Avenue SE. An interchange will be built when Stoney Trail is extended south of 17 Avenue SE.

Construction of two new railway bridge structures and rehabilitation of two existing railway bridge structures.
Open house is March 29 from 2 to 8 pm at Sunridge Mall

Speed limits:
NE: 110 km/h
NW: 80 km/h
SE & SW: TBD



Government built portion information:
http://www.transportation.alberta.ca/804.htm


Privately built portion [P3] information:
http://www.stoneytrailgroup.ca/index.html


Looking north from 17th:


Future South East Ring Road:


Looking east towards 16th ave, from 68th





McKnight overpass, looking east



Looking south towards 16th ave from Mcknight


Here's the oil well thats at fault for the major bend



Looking north from Mcknight Bridge:



From McKnight, looking to the east:

Looking west:

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Old 10-10-2009, 06:52 PM   #2
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Cool, thanks.
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Old 10-10-2009, 08:23 PM   #3
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My ex gf is working on various portions of this road. It's long overdue in a city of Calgary's size.
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I am looking forward to the rest of the NW leg to the Deerfoot.

Too bad the SW leg is not going to be done for many many years.
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My ex gf is working on various portions of this road. It's long overdue in a city of Calgary's size.
That's good, because it's a pain to go downtown just to get a hooker.
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Old 10-11-2009, 11:35 AM   #6
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I'll put up some high quality vids when it opens, they just recently painted the lines on the road and its pretty much ready to go
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When is the Deerfoot (not the the deerfoot) overpass supposed to be open?
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The rest of the ring road is supposed to open up on Nov 1.

Hopefully this cold stretch hasn't slowed down the last details to be completed.
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:17 PM   #9
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Should be fine. All the signs are up, I think the only logistical challenge will be to remove the barriers.
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:34 PM   #10
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So.....

What stretch is open in the North of the City ???

For instance. Can I get on to it by the airport and take it to get to shagappi or stoney trail ?

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So.....

What stretch is open in the North of the City ???

For instance. Can I get on to it by the airport and take it to get to shagappi or stoney trail ?

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Right now you have to go Country Hills Blvd to Harvest Hills Dr N, then you can get on the ring road west.
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^ yeah thats how it is now. There is or will be a bridge built from the NE section thats supposed to go right to the airport terminal, however funding is not secured for a tunel directy under the 2nd main runway to be built at yyc. The did extend 36th st [metis trail] all the way to the northern leg of the NE ring road stretch
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^ yeah thats how it is now. There is or will be a bridge built from the NE section thats supposed to go right to the airport terminal, however funding is not secured for a tunel directy under the 2nd main runway to be built at yyc. The did extend 36th st [metis trail] all the way to the northern leg of the NE ring road stretch
As far as I know Barlow will extend north to the ring road for access to the airport, 94th will extend from harvest hills right to the airport.
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As far as I know Barlow will extend north to the ring road for access to the airport, 94th will extend from harvest hills right to the airport.
Nope, in a couple years Barlow is gone ( the part that goes through to the airport north of the new Sandman Hotel)
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Nope, in a couple years Barlow is gone ( the part that goes through to the airport north of the new Sandman Hotel)
I'm talking Barlow "north of the Airport" maybe it'll be renamed but it'll be there.
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I'm talking Barlow "north of the Airport" maybe it'll be renamed but it'll be there.

Ahh, yes I read that wrong.
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Barlow Trail will not intersect with the ring road North of the Airport, only Metis Trail will. Metis Trail is not complete all the way through, The section between 80th Ave and Country Hills Blvd will not be complete when the ring road opens (hopefully next spring/summer). 96th Ave will connect from harvest Hills to Airport Trail - the city is expropriating the land required to do so.

When the rest of the ring road opens up on November 1, the route you would take from the airport to the ring road would be airport trail- deerfoot - stoney Trail (ring road) (most likely), or Barlow - Country Hills Blvd - Metis - Stoney.
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Opening date is Nov 2, I know y'all are getting as excited about this as game 7, stanley cup final!
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Perfect Now we can all have a very long Street race around the city reaching top speeds without lights.

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Perfect Now we can all have a very long Street race around the city reaching top speeds without lights.
Sorry, they've left at least one set of lights for you up in the NW section at Harvest Hills.
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