West Calgary Ring Road

Rank 2022


Image Credit: Alberta Transportation

Industry Sector: Transportation

Project Type: Highway

Project Value: $552 million

Funding Source: Public

Provincial Funding: $552 million

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, will be constructed by EllisDon. The project was tendered at a cost of $463 million. 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 contract for the south portion of the road was awarded in June 2020. The West Calgary Ring Road will be open in 2024, one year following the expected completion of the Southwest Calgary Ring Road project. When complete, the entire Calgary Ring Road will provide travellers with 101 kilometres of free-flow travel.

Project Owner: Alberta Transportation

Engineer: Hatch (lead); Wood (consulting); Tetra Tech (design); Parsons (consulting)

Contractor: : EllisDon (North Section); FlatIron/Aecon (Bow River Bridge Twinning); Calgary Safelink Partners—Carmacks Enterprises Ltd., Graham Infrastructure LP, VINCI Infrastructure Canada Ltd. (South Section)

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

Transmission Line Length (km): 11

2022 Rank: 87

2021 Rank: 79

2020 Rank: 80


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