West Calgary Ring Road

Rank 2024


Image Credit: Alberta Transportation and Economic Corridors

Industry Sector: Transportation

Project Type: Highway

Project Value: $829 million

Funding Source: Public

Provincial Funding: $829million

Province: Alberta

City / Region: Calgary

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2024

 The 11-kilometre project is divided into three segments: the south one that connects with the Southwest Calgary Ring Road, the north one that meets the Trans-Canada Highway, and a new bridge across the Bow River. The north segment, running between Old Banff Coach Road and the Trans-Canada Highway, was constructed by EllisDon. The West Bow River Bridge twinning project will be built by Flatiron and Aecon and has been tendered at a cost of $89 million.

The West Calgary Ring Road is expected to open fully to traffic in 2024. When complete, the entire Calgary Ring Road will provide travellers with 101 kilometres of free-flow freeway travel around the largest city in the province. 

Project Owner: Alberta Transportation and Economic Corridors

Engineer: Hatch (lead); Wood E&I (WSP) (consulting/geotechnical studies); Tetra Tech (design); Parsons (consulting); AECOM (design); McElhanney

P3 Team Members/Project Team: Design-Build (North Section): EllisDon Design-Build (South Section): Calgary Safelink Partners—Carmacks Enterprises Ltd., Graham Infrastructure LP, VINCI Infrastructure Canada Ltd. West Bow River Bridge Twinning: FlatIron/Aecon Joint Venture Design-Build (North & South Sections): Associated Engineering (Owner’s Engineer) West Bow River Bridge Twinning: Stantec Consulting (Owner’s Engineer, Design)

Other Key Players: Deloitte (financial advisor); Burns & McDonnell (electric utility relocations); CIMA+; Parsons; Englobe; Morrison Hershfield (quality control)

Legal: Borden Ladner Gervais

Road or Transit Length (km): 11

2023 Rank: 89

2022 Rank: 87

2021 Rank: 79

2020 Rank: 80