Project Background and Objectives
Through past planning including the Belvedere Area Structure Plan, City Council has approved an extension of Memorial Drive from the existing communities of Abbeydale and Applewood Park to the east city limits at 116 Street E.
The Memorial Drive extension will include a new crossing of the CN Rail line and an east-west overpass across Stoney Trail (without on-or-off-ramps from Stoney Trail).
The roadway extension will improve the connection between communities and businesses on both sides of Stoney Trail as well as support the completion of the Belvedere Area Structure Plan. The Belvedere Area Structure plan has a projected population of over 61,000 and approximately 10,000 jobs.
About the study
The functional planning study for the Memorial Drive extension will determine the location and configuration of the new roadway, and crossings at the CN Rail, Rotary Mattamy Greenway, and Stoney Trail, along with environmental considerations, bridge requirements, and right-of-way requirements.
The study will also consider property impacts, access for emergency and public vehicles, connections for active modes of transportation and future staging of the extension.
Once the functional planning study is complete, The City would have the plan needed to proceed with future stages of design and construction, depending on funding availability.
Study Area Map
Map - West Segment
Provide Your Input
We want your feedback on how to create a functional, safe and livable area with the new roadway extension. Your input will help inform the design criteria, plan options, and the final recommendation for the Memorial Drive extension functional planning study. We will be preparing a What We Heard report summarizing all the feedback following this, and future public engagement phases.
1. Discover phase: Review and assess existing conditions
2. Explore phase: Develop and evaluate concepts (Fall 2022)
3. Reveal phase: Present recommended plan (Winter/Spring 2023)
For ongoing project updates, information regarding future engagement opportunities and events, or to sign up for email updates, visit calgary.ca/memorialdriveeast