PROJECT UPDATE - SPRING 2019

Phase 2: Explore. We are now in the design concepts development phase.

Please join us at the second open house for this project on:

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
At Symons Valley United Church (38 Kincora Rise N.W.)

Explore the concepts developed and evaluated for the roadway alignment. Provide your feedback which will be considered in the development of the preferred study area plan.


Project Overview

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:

  • Engagement feedback
  • Previous plans
  • Environmental and historical conditions
  • West Nose Creek requirements
  • Utility and storm water accommodation
  • Existing terrain and slope stability
  • Community / development access
  • Right-of-way (property) requirements
  • Construction costs
  • Public safety

    More information can be found on the study page.
  • Project Background

    The Calgary Transportation Plan (CTP) classifies 144 Avenue N.W. as an Arterial Street for the West Nose Creek Crossing and a link in the Primary Cycling Network.

    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.

    Project Area For 144th

    Functional planning study process

    Study Process Timeline

    PROVIDE YOUR INPUT

    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

    Roadway Alignments

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    144 Ave Crossing
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    Symons Valley Road Crossing
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    Explore Creek Crossing Options

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    Explore Intersection Types

    144 Ave Intersection Options
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    NEXT STEPS

    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.

    THANK YOU

    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.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    For more information about the study please contact the project team at 144AveNW@calgary.ca.