PROJECT UPDATE - SPRING 2019
The Functional Planning Study for the Explore phase is now available.
The City of Calgary is undertaking a functional planning study for 144 Avenue N.W. This study will look at the general design and placement of 144 Avenue N.W. between Symons Valley Road N.W. and Panorama Road N.W., including the West Nose Creek crossing and the future realignment of Symons Valley Road onto Mountain View Road (see study area map below). Existing growth in Symons Valley and planned growth in the Glacier Ridge Area Structure Plan area drives the need for infrastructure improvements to the area transportation network including providing support for important active travel modes and transit connections.
The functional planning study will take existing and planned communities into consideration as part of the mobility review to determine the long term needs for all travel modes. Some of the many other considerations that will help form the functional planning study include:
More information can be found on the study page.
144 Avenue N.W. is planned to be the only continuous east-west connection north of Stoney Trail, has been previously planned as a 6-lane road and has been identified as an important transit corridor connecting to the future Green Line LRT.
Rapid development of lands south of the 144 Avenue N.W. study area and the planned development north of 144 Avenue N.W. (Glacier Ridge ASP) has placed increased pressure on The City's efforts to pre-plan the transportation network requirements necessary to accommodate the many development initiatives in the area including: new alignments for Symons Valley Road, Shaganappi Trail and Sarcee Trail.
The 144 Ave. N.W. bridge over West Nose Creek (between Symons Valley Road and 24 Street N.W.) will improve overall transportation network connectivity in northwest Calgary. Investing in Mobility has identified the bridge crossing of West Nose Creek as a leading infrastructure requirement for development of any new communities north of 144 Avenue N.W.
The functional planning study will also identify an alignment for a 4-lane Symons Valley Road north of 144 Avenue N.W., crossing West Nose Creek and tying into Mountain View Road.
Study Area & Process
Project Area Map For 144th Ave N.W.
The study area (see map below) includes 144 Avenue N.W., between Sage Hill Drive and 24 Street N.W., as well as, the realignment of Symons Valley Road from Sage Bluff Boulevard to Mountain View Road.
Functional planning study process
Over the next year we will be working with stakeholders and the public to gather feedback to develop design concepts, evaluation criteria and a recommended plan for the 144 Avenue N.W. study area. We will do this in three phases:
- Discovery Phase: Discover ideas, opportunities, challenges and evaluation criteria for the study area with stakeholder and the public
- Explore Phase: Explore design concepts and evaluation results with stakeholders and the public
- Reveal Phase: Present preferred plan to stakeholders and the public
We will prepare a What We Heard report summarizing all feedback following this phase of stakeholder and public engagement. Your input will help inform the design concepts and the preferred plan for 144 Avenue N.W. study area. By Fall 2019, we will reveal a preferred plan to stakeholders and the public.
The City of Calgary appreciates the communities’ participation throughout this project and would like to thank everyone who provided input and feedback.
The What We Heard Report for the Discover phase is now available.
For more information about the study please contact the project team at 144AveNW@calgary.ca.