Project Update - March 2023
Over the past few months, our team has been reviewing traffic patterns and alternative network connections for this area, along with a series of traffic and technical studies. This was important so we could better understand potential impacts (traffic increases, noise) to surrounding communities.
Three draft concept options will be presented to the community during the second phase of engagement in early May 2023. During Phase 2: Explore, we will gather feedback from the community on the opportunities and challenges for each draft concept design to help determine the preferred plan for the roadway extension.
Once the exact dates for Phase 2 are confirmed we will work directly with key community organizations to ensure the community is aware of opportunities to share your thoughts and feedback. Visit our website at Calgary.ca/MemorialDriveEast for all the up-to-date information.
Engagement for the Discover Phase of the project is complete. Please click here to view the What we heard report.
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.
Learn more about the project by watching the Virtual Open House video on the right hand side of this page.
Study Area Map
Map - West Segment
1. Discover phase: Review and assess existing conditions
To view the What We Heard report from this phase click here.
2. Explore phase: Develop and evaluate concepts (Winter 2023)
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