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View Poll Results: When will the ring road be completed?
1-3 years 8 3.85%
4-7 years 91 43.75%
7-10 years 65 31.25%
10-20 years 20 9.62%
Never 24 11.54%
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Old 01-30-2019, 04:42 PM   #3101
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I'm about 5 houses from 194... On Chapman Circle
How far is that from the US border?
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How far is that from the US border?
Best to bring your passport just in case.
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I DO I DO, my house backs onto 194th...

There are two communities further south as well.

EDIT: Related to the ring road, Macloed is closed this weekend in both directions as they pull down the old 22x bridge. Stay the eff away from this end of the city if you can, it is going to be an unmitigated disaster.
Oh, that’s going to be fun in -24 degree weather...
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####, reading 194th messes with my mind. That's almost 200 blocks away from center, who the heck lives that far out?!
Goes down past 210th as well.

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How far is that from the US border?
Cheaper cell plans though!
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In your face, chemgear! 194th is going to be one of the busiest roads in Calgary this weekend. RIP to the Chaparrallians, Waldinians, and Silveradians. Guaranteed the cops set up in a few spots along the detour routes.
To be honest, I wasn't sure what this was in reference to and had to look on a map to confirm. Thoughts and prayers.

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Technically not part of the SWRR project but over the past few days they have slashed and cleared all the brush from the TCH interchange on the west side of the city all the way up the hill to the west off COP. I'm assuming this is some initial work on the WRR (?) I don't think the actually contract has been awarded yet but the Alberta Govt announced they were proceeding with the project.

Which really sucks and seemed unnecessary. My house backs (or backed now) onto those trees , and they were a long way from where the road will be, but they just clear cut a natural barrier . We always knew the road would be going there, not complaining about that, but we were told none of that would be touched so we're a bit miffed. Really increased our wind exposure too
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Which really sucks and seemed unnecessary. My house backs (or backed now) onto those trees , and they were a long way from where the road will be, but they just clear cut a natural barrier . We always knew the road would be going there, not complaining about that, but we were told none of that would be touched so we're a bit miffed. Really increased our wind exposure too
What community do you live in? I only see up the hill from the TCH and cannot see south of there from my commute but there are no houses along the stretch of road that was cleared from what I see, unless perhaps along the east edge of Valley Ridge?

Regardless, I would assume they clear the entire ROW of the TUC and not necessarily just the amount for the road itself. I might be mistaken on that however.
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https://calgaryherald.com/news/local...m-of-new-lanes

Deerfoot upgrades announced. Sounds like a new lane all the way from Anderson to Beddington, as well as upgrades to some interchanges. Most notably, GLENMORE.
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https://calgaryherald.com/news/local...m-of-new-lanes

Deerfoot upgrades announced. Sounds like a new lane all the way from Anderson to Beddington, as well as upgrades to some interchanges. Most notably, GLENMORE.
Why ? 3 Lane roads that bottleneck to two lanes all the time are the best.

Also Glenmore-Deerfoot construction ... ugghh.. i can just imagine the waiting
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Great news for Calgarians with Deerfoot trail upgrades. I wonder how long the project will actually take? Construction is supposed to start in 2023.
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WTF. Why promise upgrades in 2019 that won't start construction until summer 2023, in 4 years' time.
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Old 03-14-2019, 03:35 PM   #3113
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WTF. Why promise upgrades in 2019 that won't start construction until summer 2023, in 4 years' time.
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There will be another election cycle after this one before any digging starts...
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Very strategic timing on the Deerfoot upgrades being so close to an election now
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WTF. Why promise upgrades in 2019 that won't start construction until summer 2023, in 4 years' time.
You understand that this is more complicated than just drawing a line on a map right?

Designing, engineering, and planning to expand one of the largest/busiest corridors in a city of 1 Million+ people isn't something they can just go do.
4 years seems like a reasonable time frame from announcement to shovels hitting the ground to me.
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Don't they have plans for this though? They've been talking about improvements for decades, and I've seen several intersection drawings for the route. Unless they are starting from scratch on that too...
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Don't they have plans for this though? They've been talking about improvements for decades, and I've seen several intersection drawings for the route. Unless they are starting from scratch on that too...
Concepts are a long ways from actual designs/final engineering.
They might have a full plan in place, complete with full decisions on type/size/etc for the interchanges, but there's now way they've done the full engineering on them, as that would be a lot of money to spend prior to committing to the project.

Add in a planning period to figure out how to actually build this stuff without shutting down the whole road and you've got quite a bit of work that needs to happen before you start moving any dirt.
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You mean like this?


http://www.transportation.alberta.ca/glengp.htm
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There will be another election cycle after this one before any digging starts...
Definitely, but NDP might not be in power at that time. Makes sense to get that out while they are in power and get some mileage out of this.

Infrastructure improvements are definitely needed and can serve as an achievement.
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