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Stephane Dumas:
I wonder if there's some long-range plans for AB-14 to remove the current intersections between AB-216 and AB-21 as well as extending the 4-lanes section a bit further to the east?

dmuzika:

--- Quote from: Stephane Dumas on April 18, 2021, 09:59:48 AM ---I wonder if there's some long-range plans for AB-14 to remove the current intersections between AB-216 and AB-21 as well as extending the 4-lanes section a bit further to the east?

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I think I saw something about conceptual long term plans to twin AB 14 to Tofield, but I don't think traffic demands are there at this point. Short answer is not for a very long time.

Stephane Dumas:
I saw this news posted on Skyscraperpage forums, there's a new interchange coming on AB-2 and 40 avenue at Airdrie.
https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/construction-begins-on-83m-qeii-interchange-project-near-airdrie-1.5405963

The growth of Airdrie is spectacular since the 1970s when we compare with a photo taken in 1974 then I saw at http://www.prairie-towns.com/airdrie-images.html

Edit: Here some aerial photos showing how Airdrie had grown from the 1950s to the early 2010s. http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/showpost.php?p=7216263&postcount=271

dmuzika:

--- Quote from: Stephane Dumas on May 02, 2021, 08:43:43 AM ---I saw this news posted on Skyscraperpage forums, there's a new interchange coming on AB-2 and 40 avenue at Airdrie.
https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/construction-begins-on-83m-qeii-interchange-project-near-airdrie-1.5405963

The growth of Airdrie is spectacular since the 1970s when we compare with a photo taken in 1974 then I saw at http://www.prairie-towns.com/airdrie-images.html

Edit: Here some aerial photos showing how Airdrie had grown from the 1950s to the early 2010s. http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/showpost.php?p=7216263&postcount=271

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Airdrie's growth is pretty crazy, I wonder when it will pass Lethbridge and Red Deer to become the 3rd largest city in the province? It would have to surpass 100K but that's doable based on it's more recent growth.

I'm curious if a second commuter highway into Calgary will be considered. Highway 2/Deerfoot Trail can have its issues, especially in the winter, that cause big delays during the rush. Compare it to Edmonton-Sherwood Park (3 routes) or Edmonton-Spruce Grove/Stony Plain (2 routes) and the population would probably support it. Maybe a northern extension of Dwight Mclennan (Metis) Trail from Balzac.

Airdrie could also use a regular hospital, but that's a conversation for another board. :)

Alps:

--- Quote from: dmuzika on May 05, 2021, 01:07:04 AM ---Airdrie's growth is pretty crazy, I wonder when it will pass Lethbridge and Red Deer to become the 3rd largest city in the province? It would have to surpass 100K but that's doable based on it's more recent growth.

I'm curious if a second commuter highway into Calgary will be considered. Highway 2/Deerfoot Trail can have its issues, especially in the winter, that cause big delays during the rush. Compare it to Edmonton-Sherwood Park (3 routes) or Edmonton-Spruce Grove/Stony Plain (2 routes) and the population would probably support it. Maybe a northern extension of Dwight Mclennan (Metis) Trail from Balzac.

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The question is where you would put that second route. Tie it into the east side of 201?

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