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Construction to widen Glenmore Trail begins this weekend

The City of Calgary

Construction season is in full swing in Calgary, and another major project in the city’s southwest is about to start.

The widening of Glenmore Trail between 37 Street and Crowchild Trail begins Saturday. It’s to help with the 35 per cent increase of traffic with the eventual opening of the Southwest Ring Road opening in 2021.

Project Manager Syed Ali said the section of Glenmore will increase from four to six lanes of traffic.

“Modifying the Glenmore Trail/Crowchild Trail interchange to accommodate the traffic that will be going and coming from the Southwest Ring Road, this also includes construction of a pedestrian bridge over Crowchild Trail and 54 avenue southwest.”

Ali said there will be one-lane closures in the area for the first few weeks.

“[It’s] so we can work in the median of Glenmore Trail to build a detour road, this detour road will be used to accommodate the westbound traffic on Glenmore Trail that then allows us to work on the north side of Glenmore Trail, the lane closures will be taking place during off-peak periods evenings and weekends only.”

Construction is expected to take until next year with an anticipated competition date of fall 2019.

The price tag is pegged at $35 million coming out of the program for all of Calgary’s ring road connections.

For the latest on how the construction will impact your drive, listen to traffic and weather together on the ones on 660 NEWS.