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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 10-08-2020, 08:12 PM   #3941
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As much of a cluster#### as it is over at the Sarcee to 37th section of EB Glenmore, where can the cops hide? The only way is to park their SUV in that painted no-go area in the middle of that 5-lane merge, and it will be a multi-car collision disaster waiting to happen...
Get out of here, CPS, I'm not giving you ideas on where to park.
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5-lane merge one-lane merge
To be fair, it's one lane change. One. Traffic destined for 37 St has to make one lane change. They are trying to weave right, but nobody is weaving left.
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To be fair, it's one lane change. One. Traffic destined for 37 St has to make one lane change. They are trying to weave right, but nobody is weaving left.
So it's not really a weave so much as a... lane change.
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Old 10-09-2020, 12:08 PM   #3944
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Don't the cars have to somehow shift (or however you want to call it) from the leftmost lane to the rightmost lane on a 5-lane section to get from Sarcee to 37 st ramp?
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No. It's a dual exit lane to 37 St, the right most lane is exit only. You have the entire mile long flyover to already be in the right lane. Hell, be in the right lane from way back at Richmond Road. Then you exit, and make a lane change.

The two left lanes that continue on from the flyover are not a factor in the merge/weave at all, and counting them is the only way to to get to 5 lanes.
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Old 10-09-2020, 03:31 PM   #3946
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Took it last night on the way back from COP



Just need the last little connection to 22X and it will be beauty, I actually want to drive it in the light so I can get an idea of where the heck it goes.



Does anyone have a map/overview of this new open portion?
I did this today. I started on Sarcee and took Highway 8 west, turned around at 101st then drove south down to Fish Creek and turned around and got off at the new Costco.

A few thoughts:

The median is absolutely humongous in person.

The amount of pavement used for the westbound lanes is absolutely astounding.

For as underbuilt NE Stoney is at the TCH, this section will never ever need widening. You'd think they could have saved a few bucks on this project to add a couple lanes over there.
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No. It's a dual exit lane to 37 St, the right most lane is exit only. You have the entire mile long flyover to already be in the right lane. Hell, be in the right lane from way back at Richmond Road. Then you exit, and make a lane change.

The two left lanes that continue on from the flyover are not a factor in the merge/weave at all, and counting them is the only way to to get to 5 lanes.
Acey, you well know this is not the Calgary way to do things. We need to stay in the wrong lane as long as possible, then gun it at the last second before cutting off the vehicle in the right lane while simultaneously giving them the finger, then cut over multiple lanes of traffic.
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No. It's a dual exit lane to 37 St, the right most lane is exit only. You have the entire mile long flyover to already be in the right lane. Hell, be in the right lane from way back at Richmond Road. Then you exit, and make a lane change.

The two left lanes that continue on from the flyover are not a factor in the merge/weave at all, and counting them is the only way to to get to 5 lanes.
I drove it today to try it out, and yeah...it's weird. I can see why they posted Glenmore at 60 km/h because it's far from intuitive. I suppose this is only gonna be in place until Tsuut'ina Parkway is done, though.
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I think they said they're "waiting for adjacent development" before Parkway is opened. No idea on the timeline for that, but it doesn't sound good.

I still think they should have forced the double back on Westhills Way.
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Drove the new portion earlier tonight; very light volume but still quite impressive. Felt like 5 min from Glenmore to Anderson
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Nice. Anyone else with a tangible reduction in commute or regular drives?
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Nice. Anyone else with a tangible reduction in commute or regular drives?

About 4-5 mins less from Douglasdale to Bridlewood thanks to no lights at 22x/Macleod intersections
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So I guess with this weather there is no hope of the 22x to Stoney section getting completed. They look SO close to opening that. SW ring road is still useless for me until that gets completed. Glad to hear others are benefitting from it.
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Question for those who are in that part of town. Southland Leisure Centre is my destination coming from the north. Any appreciable difference accessing off it off Stoney via Southland vs. Anderson?

Anderson looks slightly longer distance and doubling back to the north but speed limits are higher.

Southland is more direct/less doubling back but at a lower speed limit.

Probably a wash either way?
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Question for those who are in that part of town. Southland Leisure Centre is my destination coming from the north. Any appreciable difference accessing off it off Stoney via Southland vs. Anderson?

Anderson looks slightly longer distance and doubling back to the north but speed limits are higher.

Southland is more direct/less doubling back but at a lower speed limit.

Probably a wash either way?
Southland it he better option, IMO. Only what 2 lights?
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Nice. Anyone else with a tangible reduction in commute or regular drives?
It'll will improve mine significantly, but I can't give you tangible as I'm still working from home.... I have gotten in the habit of giving the finger to 14th every time I don't have to take it. It's hard to quantify how satisfying that is.
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Southland it he better option, IMO. Only what 2 lights?
That is my initial thought too.
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Nice. Anyone else with a tangible reduction in commute or regular drives?

From pre-construction to now, 4-5 minutes one way, 2-3 minutes the other.



But it might actually be more frustrating right now until the speed limit increases, despite the time savings. That 80 stretch between 69th and the overpasses feels like 30 when you're staring at all those open lanes of fresh asphalt.
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Nice. Anyone else with a tangible reduction in commute or regular drives?
10-12 minutes to Costco vs the 25 mins before.

Game changer!
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From pre-construction to now, 4-5 minutes one way, 2-3 minutes the other.



But it might actually be more frustrating right now until the speed limit increases, despite the time savings. That 80 stretch between 69th and the overpasses feels like 30 when you're staring at all those open lanes of fresh asphalt.
It might not seem like much, but that could really add up. If you're just commuting to and from work, let's call it 7 minutes gained per day. That's 35 per week; 2 hours per month; a full day in a year!
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