ABOUT THE PROJECT
The City of Calgary is undertaking a study for the Sarcee Trail/Richmond Road S.W. interchange. Although there is currently no funding allocated to construct an interchange at this location, The City hopes to have these plans approved and have the interchange included as a candidate project for funding in 2018. This timing allows us to evaluate the option to design and construct the interchange in coordination with the Southwest Calgary Ring Road (SWCRR), which is scheduled to open by 2021.
Due to the growth of Calgary’s southwest and the opening of the SWCRR in 2021, The City conducted a Southwest and West Ring Road Downstream Traffic Impact Study in 2015. The results of this study indicated an interchange at Sarcee Trail and Richmond Road would provide significant benefits to the overall road network, as well as the surrounding communities, regardless of whether or not the West Calgary Ring Road (WCRR) was in place.
The objective of this study is to determine an interchange configuration that fits with the SWCRR and the local road network, provides accesses to local businesses and connects appropriately with communities.
WHAT WE HEARD
The first phase of the stakeholder engagement program for the Sarcee Trail / Richmond Road Functional Planning Study ran from February through December of 2016. During this time, The City met with Community Associations, commercial property owners and managers, and other key stakeholders, hosted two public open houses and provided learning and feedback opportunities online.
The What We Heard Report for this phase of the stakeholder engagement program provides further details regarding what was discussed and what we heard at the engagement sessions, as well as a summary of key themes from those sessions.