The project team would like to inform you that after detailed review process along with public feedback concept 3 has been selected as the preferred option, this includes:
- 80 Avenue N.E. - Single lane flyover crossing providing access for:
- Emergency services (Fire, EMS and Police)
- Active modes (pedestrians and cyclists)
- 64 Avenue N.E. - Four lane flyover crossing providing access for:
- Public traffic
- Emergency services
- Active modes (pedestrians and cyclists)
80 Avenue N.E.
In 2018, City Council approved the East Stoney Area Structure Plan (ASP), which included plans for an overpass across Stoney Trail at 80 Avenue N.E.. The primary purpose of the proposed overpass was to reduce fire service response times from Station 32 to the East Stoney Area and the overpass was considered a requirement for area development to proceed. It was proposed that the overpass would also accommodate transit service, pedestrians, and cyclists. Following the approval of the ASP, some members of Council expressed interest in the potential for the overpass to also accommodate general purpose traffic. The 80 Avenue N.E. overpass will not provide direct connections to/from Stoney Trail.
Why a flyover is required at 80 Avenue N.E.?
A flyover at 80 Avenue N.E. is required in all concepts. The flyover is required to provide the 7-minute emergency response time for the Calgary Fire Department approved by Council to the future development east of Stoney Trail. This development area is not large enough to support the capital and operating costs required for a stand-alone emergency response station. Therefore, the proposed solution was a crossing of Stoney Trail at 80 Avenue N.E. that would be partially funded by the developer. Several different response routes were tested by Calgary Fire Department, but only the 80 Avenue N.E. flyover met the required response time.
64 Avenue N.E.
The 64 Avenue N.E. corridor was built as a major street through the communities of Coral Springs and Taradale. Future plans for the roadway included extending the road to the east and the construction of an interchange at Stoney Trail.
However, with changes to the minimum distance required between interchanges on Stoney Trail, according to Alberta Transportation design standards, connections to and from Stoney Trail were no longer accommodated at 64 Avenue N.E. As a result, 64 Avenue N.E. was designated to fly over Stoney Trail in Alberta Transportation’s 2007 East Stoney Functional Planning Study. The proposed flyover at 64 Avenue N.E. has been adopted into the City’s long-range plans and has been included as part of the Calgary Transportation Plan.
The project team will be investigating if potential connection options to/from Stoney Trail are feasible as the project progresses.
The overall intent of this study is to examine the feasibility of a flyover over Stoney Trail at 80 Avenue N.E. and 64 Avenue N.E. and to determine the preferred network connection(s) for the area. Key goals are to:
- Investigate the feasibility of different flyover options at 80 Avenue N.E. and 64 Avenue N.E.
- Determine which flyover option(s) are preferred and how they will integrate with the surrounding transportation network
- In the short-term, advance the design of an 80 Avenue N.E. flyover that will provide (at a minimum) fire and emergency access
Crossing Scenario 1
With the Project Priorities in mind [Traffic Operations, Safety, Community Impacts, Community Connectivity, and Cost] please provide feedback on CROSSING SCENARIO 1:
Crossing Scenario 2
With the Project Priorities in mind [Traffic Operations, Safety, Community Impacts, Community Connectivity, and Cost] please provide feedback on CROSSING SCENARIO 2:
Crossing Scenario 3
With the Project Priorities in mind [Traffic Operations, Safety, Community Impacts, Community Connectivity, and Cost] please provide feedback on CROSSING SCENARIO 3:
80 Ave N.E. Flyover Renderings
- What is the project scope?
- Why is this study being conducted now?
- Why is a flyover required at 80 Avenue N.E.?
- When was the flyover at 80 Avenue N.E. approved?
- What was the approval timeline for the East Stoney Area Structure Plan?
- Is there any land impacts or property acquisition required as part of this project?
- Will there be access to Stoney Trail from the flyovers?
- Is the dog park going to be impacted as a result of the 64th Avenue N.E. flyover?
- Is Manmeet Singh Bhullar Park going to be impacted as a result of the 64 Avenue N.E. flyover?
- What are the traffic impacts of the flyover crossings?
- What are the safety impacts of the flyover crossings?
- When would the flyovers be constructed?
- How is my feedback going to be used?
- How do I contact the project team if I have further questions about the project?
You can read the findings in the October 2020 What We Heard Report.