The federal and provincial governments are committing $77.7 million to expand Airport Trail in northeast Calgary.
$50 million comes from the National Trade Corridor Fund with $27.7 million from the Government of Alberta.
In a release, Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi said the project will ensure the roadway will be extended further east and connect northeast communities to the airport.
“With this one project, we are making it easier for people and goods to get to Calgary International Airport and strengthening the transportation and logistics sector of our economy,” Nenshi said.
Once the extension is complete, it will create an additional route to the airport and ensure a link between Deerfoot Trail and Stoney Trail.
The expansion of Airport Trail involves construction of:
- A new segment of Airport Trail between 36 Street NE and 60 Street NE, with an intersection at Métis Trail.
- The first stage of interchanges along Airport Trail at 19 Street NE and Barlow Trail.
- A new southbound-to-westbound ramp at the interchange of Stoney Trail and Airport Trail.
Construction is scheduled to begin this year with completion in 2022.