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.
KGL Constructors spent much of the spring and summer focusing on structures and graveling work, as well as preparing for the upcoming significant detours that will be necessary for the project construction. KGL also increased its 24-hour operations throughout the project landscape in an effort to keep the project on schedule despite weather delays that occurred in June.
The road remains on schedule to open in late 2021.