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Re: Alberta's Highways
« Reply #75 on: September 21, 2021, 11:14:02 PM »

I have a question....

Does anyone know why the median of Stoney Trail in Calgary gets extra wide for a short distance between McKnight and 16th Avenue?  Is it for a proposed interchange at 32nd Ave NE?  Or some other flyover ramp for 16th Ave?

I've always been curious of this.
I think it's just geography/geology given the short distance between interchanges.

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Re: Alberta's Highways
« Reply #76 on: September 22, 2021, 02:26:39 PM »

I have a question....

Does anyone know why the median of Stoney Trail in Calgary gets extra wide for a short distance between McKnight and 16th Avenue?  Is it for a proposed interchange at 32nd Ave NE?  Or some other flyover ramp for 16th Ave?

I've always been curious of this.
I think it's just geography/geology given the short distance between interchanges.

Cadastre shows ROW for an interchange.
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Re: Alberta's Highways
« Reply #77 on: September 22, 2021, 04:52:13 PM »

^It's curious to me, the properties are obviously well setback, but most of the other missing ramps have advanced grading in place, but there doesn't appear to be any advanced grading for 32nd Avenue NE.
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Re: Alberta's Highways
« Reply #78 on: September 22, 2021, 05:29:20 PM »

Maybe it's for a future C-D set-up between 16th Avenue and McKnight Blvd.
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Re: Alberta's Highways
« Reply #79 on: September 22, 2021, 05:47:27 PM »

Maybe it's for a future C-D set-up between 16th Avenue and McKnight Blvd.

I like this theory. An interchange at 32 Ave would be inconsistent with the rest of the ring road, in terms of proximity to existing interchanges.
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Re: Alberta's Highways
« Reply #80 on: September 22, 2021, 06:53:58 PM »

I have a question....

Does anyone know why the median of Stoney Trail in Calgary gets extra wide for a short distance between McKnight and 16th Avenue?  Is it for a proposed interchange at 32nd Ave NE?  Or some other flyover ramp for 16th Ave?

I've always been curious of this.
I think it's just geography/geology given the short distance between interchanges.

Cadastre shows ROW for an interchange.
There is a lot of ROW there but I dispute that anything is set aside for an interchange.

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Re: Alberta's Highways
« Reply #81 on: September 23, 2021, 10:30:19 AM »

I think if required, 32 Ave NE will cross Stoney Trail via a flyover, but the original "Ultimate Stage" plans that were available when it was under construction didn't indicate an interchange. IIRC, the extra wide median has something to do with avoiding old sour gas well sites.
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Re: Alberta's Highways
« Reply #82 on: September 24, 2021, 09:02:47 PM »

Google Streetview show the construction of the new interchange on Airport trail at 19th Street NE and Barlow Trail. https://goo.gl/maps/VEkrkMbo875EBokB9
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Re: Alberta's Highways
« Reply #83 on: September 24, 2021, 11:05:42 PM »

Calgary has a very extensive skeletal arterial network (Anderson Road, Beddington Trail, etc.) . It appears that nearly all of their skeletal arterials are easily upgradable to freeway.  The city appears to have large rights of way where the skeletal arterials intersect. Calgary has done a nice job planning its freeway and arterial network.  I am looking forward to visiting Calgary and Edmonton once COVID lifts.  I have wanted to visit the area since the 1970s.   
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Re: Alberta's Highways
« Reply #84 on: September 25, 2021, 10:30:25 AM »

I saw recent satellite shots of Airport Trail with Metis Trail and we got to said goodbye to the proposed cloverleaf interchange at the junction of these 2 roads. :(
https://satellites.pro/Canada_map#B51.138850,-113.965645,16

The ultimate plan proposed in 2008 could be found on this link. https://www.calgary.ca/transportation/tp/projects/completed-planning-projects/metis-trail-extension.html
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Re: Alberta's Highways
« Reply #85 on: September 25, 2021, 11:48:20 AM »

Calgary has a very extensive skeletal arterial network (Anderson Road, Beddington Trail, etc.) . It appears that nearly all of their skeletal arterials are easily upgradable to freeway.  The city appears to have large rights of way where the skeletal arterials intersect. Calgary has done a nice job planning its freeway and arterial network.  I am looking forward to visiting Calgary and Edmonton once COVID lifts.  I have wanted to visit the area since the 1970s.

These arterials also have some of the largest slip lanes I have ever seen. They're on the verge of being off- and on-ramps.
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Re: Alberta's Highways
« Reply #86 on: October 02, 2021, 07:41:21 PM »

A couple major roadways recently opened in Calgary. Airport Trail is now opened on Sept 30 between 36 St NE and Metis Trail, and now runs continuous from Deerfoot Trail and Stoney Trail. Today, Stoney Trail opened between Fish Creek Blvd and Hwy 22X (west), completing the SW portion of the Ring Road. Now only the West Ring Road (Hwy 8 to Hwy 1) remains and is under construction.
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Re: Alberta's Highways
« Reply #87 on: October 17, 2021, 11:10:10 PM »

Google Streetview show the construction of the new interchange on Airport trail at 19th Street NE and Barlow Trail. https://goo.gl/maps/VEkrkMbo875EBokB9

Wow, Calgary's already building a brand new freeway at the airport and Edmonton is still working on making the Yellowhead a free-flow road. :spin:
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Re: Alberta's Highways
« Reply #88 on: October 18, 2021, 12:56:34 PM »

Google Streetview show the construction of the new interchange on Airport trail at 19th Street NE and Barlow Trail. https://goo.gl/maps/VEkrkMbo875EBokB9

Wow, Calgary's already building a brand new freeway at the airport and Edmonton is still working on making the Yellowhead a free-flow road. :spin:
Meanwhile, Calgary still doesn't have a full beltway and TCH 1 will probably never be a full freeway though there.
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Re: Alberta's Highways
« Reply #89 on: December 02, 2021, 09:59:07 PM »

A girl from Alberta redesigned the moose crossing sign out of pure boredom, and it was approved federally: https://www.macleans.ca/society/environment/the-tiktok-star-behind-canadas-new-and-less-floppy-moose-crossing-sign/

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In the summer of 2017, Chloë Chapdelaine was 18 and living by herself in a trailer near the tiny town of Foremost, Alta., where she was holding down two summer jobs at a pool and community support centre.

She had no WiFi. She had no television. And she had exactly one roadside attraction to pique her interest on the highway route to and from work: a moose crossing sign that, every time she looked at it, just seemed a bit off. A bit . . . floppy.

In her spare time, Chapdelaine, an aspiring design student from Medicine Hat, Alta., decided to take action: “This was the perfect personal challenge to see what I can do.” So she sat down with a Sharpie. She drew a new design that was more reflective of the “majestic” animal and wrote a lighthearted essay to go with it.

She printed out 10 copies and mailed them to various government departments and transportation agencies, not really expecting to hear back. But four long years later, the design is in the Transportation Association of Canada’s newest Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Canada, a guide for governments on the use of road signs across the country. It is already being used for new and replacement signage along roadways, and will become more ubiquitous in 2022.
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Re: Alberta's Highways
« Reply #90 on: December 02, 2021, 10:28:15 PM »

A girl from Alberta redesigned the moose crossing sign out of pure boredom, and it was approved federally: https://www.macleans.ca/society/environment/the-tiktok-star-behind-canadas-new-and-less-floppy-moose-crossing-sign/

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In the summer of 2017, Chloë Chapdelaine was 18 and living by herself in a trailer near the tiny town of Foremost, Alta., where she was holding down two summer jobs at a pool and community support centre.

She had no WiFi. She had no television. And she had exactly one roadside attraction to pique her interest on the highway route to and from work: a moose crossing sign that, every time she looked at it, just seemed a bit off. A bit . . . floppy.

In her spare time, Chapdelaine, an aspiring design student from Medicine Hat, Alta., decided to take action: “This was the perfect personal challenge to see what I can do.” So she sat down with a Sharpie. She drew a new design that was more reflective of the “majestic” animal and wrote a lighthearted essay to go with it.

She printed out 10 copies and mailed them to various government departments and transportation agencies, not really expecting to hear back. But four long years later, the design is in the Transportation Association of Canada’s newest Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Canada, a guide for governments on the use of road signs across the country. It is already being used for new and replacement signage along roadways, and will become more ubiquitous in 2022.

The old Alberta moose sign looks awful. It has a Squidward nose! :-D
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Re: Alberta's Highways
« Reply #91 on: January 14, 2022, 07:12:44 PM »

I noticed on Streetview, that Stoney Trail is being widened from four to six lanes through the 16th Avenue interchange (and beyond) on the eastern edge of Calgary.  Are they going to resurface the existing lanes on that stretch as well?

https://www.google.ca/maps/@51.075703,-113.9201358,3a,39.3y,206.11h,86.95t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s2qgKIJco3i6oe5zAnWfkGg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
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Re: Alberta's Highways
« Reply #92 on: January 14, 2022, 10:07:39 PM »

I noticed on Streetview, that Stoney Trail is being widened from four to six lanes through the 16th Avenue interchange (and beyond) on the eastern edge of Calgary.  Are they going to resurface the existing lanes on that stretch as well?

https://www.google.ca/maps/@51.075703,-113.9201358,3a,39.3y,206.11h,86.95t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s2qgKIJco3i6oe5zAnWfkGg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

I have some pictures of that area from when I was in Calgary in September, by that time it looks like the construction had wrapped up, but only the middle lane was repaved in the southbound direction:

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Re: Alberta's Highways
« Reply #93 on: February 21, 2022, 10:17:33 PM »

Did something productive this long weekend and put together a new video of Calgary's now completed SW Ring Road. (AB 201)
Filmed in October last year.  Enjoy.    :popcorn:

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« Reply #94 on: March 21, 2022, 10:37:35 AM »

I stumbled upon this website for Calgary's West Ring Road over the weekend, there are some neat drone videos of the project to complete the ring road freeway around Calgary:

https://westringroad.ca/photos-videos/
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