Airport trail extension ahead of schedule, Calgary mayor says – .

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Airport trail extension ahead of schedule, Calgary mayor says – .


Airport trail extension work is well ahead of schedule, with a key part of the new road slated to open next month rather than at the end of 2022, Calgary Mayor Naheed said. Nenshi.
Joined Thursday for an update on the project by federal, city and Calgary International Airport officials, the mayor said Airport Trail was still supposed to be a link between Stoney Trail and Deerfoot Trail and all the way to Harvest Hills Boulevard.

“Today, what we are announcing is that it will finally be done. And, in fact, the best part is that this connection between 36th Street and Métis Trail – which we didn’t expect to complete until the end of next year at the earliest – will actually be done next month, ”a- he declared.

The eastern portion of the new 2.4-kilometer stretch of the airport trail, from Métis Trail to 60th Street, was completed in 2019 and opened at the end of the same year, said director of transportation infrastructure. of the city, Kerensa Fromherz.

Other key elements of the $ 153 million project are either completed or nearing completion, Fromherz said.

Airport Trail is extended just west of 36th Street, where it emerges from a tunnel under a track, to Métis Trail, then further east to 60th Street and finally to a slip road access to Stoney Trail. (Google Maps)

Construction of two interchanges on the Airport Trail at 19th Street and at Barlow Trail is underway and will open next fall.

And a southwestbound ramp from Stoney Trail to Airport Trail was completed and opened last October.

“Establishing this corridor improves connectivity for communities and businesses, supports continued development and provides greater accessibility in and around Calgary Airport,” said Fromherz.

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