Calgary Airport Tunnel

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Image Credit: CBC

Ranking for 2012: 91

Industry Sector: Transportation

Specific Sector: Highway

Range: 0 - $500,000,000

Project Value: $295,000,000

Government Funds Involved: N/A

Funding Source: Public

Location: Calgary, Alberta

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2014


The tunnel will run 650 metres under the runway of the Calgary International Airport and will extend Airport Trail from Barlow Trail to 36 Street N.E. In July 2011, construction crews used two Vermeer Terrain Leveler surface excavation machines to excavate material from the tunnel site to facilitate the installation of utilities such as storm water management and firefighting equipment. The utility work commenced in September and October 2011. Concrete pouring commenced for the establishment of the footings, prior to the pouring and forming for the walls and tunnel roof.


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