New ramp and lanes open for Stoney Trail
The new, permanent ramp for northbound Deerfoot Trail SE to eastbound Stoney Trail/Highway 22X is set to open Sunday, August 18.
At the same time, the eastbound Stoney Trail lanes before the two new bridges will also be open to traffic.
As of the evening of August 18 traffic will be affected as follows:
· The new northbound Deerfoot Trail to eastbound Stoney Trail/Highway 22X ramp will be open to public.
· The existing northbound Deerfoot Trail to eastbound Stoney Trail/Highway 22X ramp will be closed, except to allow northbound Deerfoot Trail traffic exiting onto westbound Stoney Trail/Highway 22X.
· Once the new ramp has opened, eastbound Stoney Trail/Highway 22X lanes will be reduced to a single lane before the two new bridges east of Deerfoot Trail SE and will once again be free flowing south of the signalized intersection east of Deerfoot Trail.
These changes are taking place in the evening to reduce impacts on the travelling public and ensure the safety of workers. Motorists should use caution in this area and obey all message boards and flag persons. Fines for speeding are doubled in construction zones when workers are present. Please note dates are subject to change due to weather and other conditions.
Southeast Stoney Trail is a $769 million P3 project for construction and 30-years maintenance of 25 kilometres of six-lane roadway, nine interchanges, 27 bridge structures and three flyovers, as well as maintenance of 12 kilometres of Deerfoot Trail between Stoney Trail SE (currently Highway 22X) and the Highway 2A junction. It is set to open to motorists this fall.
Including this new segment, the Alberta government has invested $1.9 billion in Calgary’s ring road, one of many projects which deliver on Alberta Transportation’s Building Alberta commitment. All of this work supports the economy and increased market access by focusing on capital plan projects for core infrastructure and key corridors, fulfilling the Redford Government’s promise to invest in Alberta’s transportation network.