Southwest Calgary Ring Road

Rank 2022


Industry Sector: Transportation

Project Type: Highway

Project Value: $5 billion

Funding Source: P3

Federal Funding: National Infrastructure Component of the New Building Canada Fund: up to $582.9 million

Provincial Funding: Alberta Transportation: around $4.4 billion

Province: Alberta

City / Region: Calgary

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2022

In May 2015, a historic land transfer between Alberta and the Tsuu T’ina Nation was finalized, providing certainty that the construction of the southwest segment of the Calgary Ring Road could go forward. This will extend from Lott Creek Boulevard on Glenmore Trail/Highway 8 south to Macleod Trail (Highway 2A) and is approximately 21 kilometres long. The project will also include approximately 10 kilometres of connector road upgrades.

In June 2020, the provincial government announced the project had reached 80 per cent completion. In October, a 12-kilometre portion of the Southwest Calgary Ring Road, from Sarcee Trail to Fish Creek Boulevard, opened to traffic 

The road is expected to completely open to vehicle traffic in 2022.

Project Owner: Alberta Transportation

Engineer: Jacobs (owner’s engineer); COWI North America (concept design of highway interchange structures); ISL Engineering and Land Services (owner's engineer); Tetra Tech (owner's engineer); Wood Group (consulting)

Contractor: KGL Constructors (Elbow River bridge)

P3 Team Members/Project Team: Kiewit; Ledcor; Connor Clark and Lunn; Meridiam; Kiewit; Graham; Ledcor Operations and Maintenance; Alberta Highway Services Ltd.

Other Key Players: EY; LeighFisher (lenders technical advisor); WSP (functional planning and preliminary eng. services); Aon (risk advisor); INTECH Risk Management (insurance advisor); Golder; Englobe (concrete quality control); EXP (geotechnical); ARUP (technical advisory services); Morrison Hershfield (structure design review); Parsons; GHD (dust & air monitoring); McElhanney; Deloitte; Hemmera; Canam Group

Legal: Gowling WLG (counsel to Alberta Transportation); Borden Ladner Gervais (legal advisor); Torys (lenders to MVP); Osler

Road or Transit Length (km): 31

2021 Rank: 14

2020 Rank: 12

2019 Rank: 10

2018 Rank: 10

2017 Rank: 9

2016 Rank: 6

2015 Rank: 7


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