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Old Posted Oct 29, 2023, 9:52 PM
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You could probably add the Crowchild trail upgrades between Memorial and 24th as well.

Minimal fixes just for them to rip it all down in a few years.
Since the ultimate fixes would cost well over a billion I think we’re decades away from anything but minor changes to that stretch
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Old Posted Dec 18, 2023, 10:20 PM
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https://dailyhive.com/calgary/west-r...gary-open-2024

Welcome to the ring, Calgary! 10 months ahead of schedule, if only every project was like this...
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Indeed and nice to see!
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Old Posted Dec 19, 2023, 12:02 AM
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Mind you it's 10 months ahead of a schedule because it took a 2 year delay from the planned completion of 2022, so it's ultimately still delayed a full year.
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Old Posted Dec 19, 2023, 7:14 PM
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Hopefully I will be able to drive it all the way round one day soon just for the heck of it! How many hours do you think it will take?
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Old Posted Dec 19, 2023, 7:20 PM
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Hopefully I will be able to drive it all the way round one day soon just for the heck of it! How many hours do you think it will take?
It’s only 101 KM. One hour should suffice.
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Old Posted Dec 21, 2023, 8:23 AM
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They can finally finish up the Highway 8 bridge replacement over Elbow River now. What an awkward way to do it, but whatever.
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Old Posted Dec 24, 2023, 10:07 PM
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It’s only 101 KM. One hour should suffice.
+ another hour to do it the opposite direction.
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Old Posted Dec 24, 2023, 10:09 PM
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They can finally finish up the Highway 8 bridge replacement over Elbow River now. What an awkward way to do it, but whatever.
Yes - I’m looking forward to that as well.
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Old Posted Dec 24, 2023, 10:18 PM
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Since the ultimate fixes would cost well over a billion I think we’re decades away from anything but minor changes to that stretch
I really wish they had just bitten the bullet and completed the Crowchild upgrades between Memorial & 24th when they did the bridges over the river - it’s not like it wasn’t warranted.
However that portion is included as part of the “Medium Term” plan for Crowchild which is slated for as early as 2027 so not “decades” away.
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Old Posted Dec 24, 2023, 10:26 PM
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What’s wrong with this fix? The cost to repair and increase the size of the existing bridge made replacement make sense. The age of the old bridge made replacement make sense.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calga...ound-1.5729635
Nothing wrong with the fix or replacing the existing bridge. I just don’t know why it wasn’t done as part of the SW RR rather than waiting a mere 3 years after the completion of that project to start the bridges work. I suspect the bridge work was planned to start years later but then Covid came and the Provincial Government needed a make-work project.
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Old Posted Dec 24, 2023, 10:37 PM
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I really wish they had just bitten the bullet and completed the Crowchild upgrades between Memorial & 24th when they did the bridges over the river - it’s not like it wasn’t warranted.
However that portion is included as part of the “Medium Term” plan for Crowchild which is slated for as early as 2027 so not “decades” away.
I don’t see the city spending a smooth billion on that section of Crowchild. To me putting in one interchange does very little to fix the problem. They either do it all or nothing major. They did minor upgrades to various portions of this stretch the last few years. That might be at best what they will do moving forward.
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There is about 1 km of utter insanity in lane alignments and road markings on the new west ring road … westbound 201 at the 69 Street exit.

1. Immediately before 69 St exit: Left lane ends. Fairly well marked
2. Immediately after 69 St exit: Right lane ends. Very, very well marked (overhead and roadside signs)
3. A few metres further: The next right lane abruptly ends. Very poorly marked (a single, small roadside sign)
4. A few metres further: Shortly after the right lane ends, a brand new left lane abruptly starts!!

Almost daily, at #3 above (where the second right lane ends) I see people either swerving or slamming on their brakes.

Two right lanes end one after the other. The first is super well marked. The markings for the second lane that ends, by comparison, are totally different and sneak up on the drivers. It’s inconsistent, and non-sensical.

Even more non-sensical, moments after that right lane ends (#3 in my list!), a brand new left lane starts ... as if out of nowhere.

Why oh why would they make the right lane end (abruptly) and then a few metres further away have a brand new left lane start? Why not just align the lane markers so that there are always 3 lanes … instead of a lane ending and another beginning!? A right lane ends at the same place as a left lane starts?! Huh??

There’s gonna be some accidents here…
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Old Posted Apr 26, 2024, 2:43 AM
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There is about 1 km of utter insanity in lane alignments and road markings on the new west ring road … westbound 201 at the 69 Street exit.

1. Immediately before 69 St exit: Left lane ends. Fairly well marked
2. Immediately after 69 St exit: Right lane ends. Very, very well marked (overhead and roadside signs)
3. A few metres further: The next right lane abruptly ends. Very poorly marked (a single, small roadside sign)
4. A few metres further: Shortly after the right lane ends, a brand new left lane abruptly starts!!

Almost daily, at #3 above (where the second right lane ends) I see people either swerving or slamming on their brakes.

Two right lanes end one after the other. The first is super well marked. The markings for the second lane that ends, by comparison, are totally different and sneak up on the drivers. It’s inconsistent, and non-sensical.

Even more non-sensical, moments after that right lane ends (#3 in my list!), a brand new left lane starts ... as if out of nowhere.

Why oh why would they make the right lane end (abruptly) and then a few metres further away have a brand new left lane start? Why not just align the lane markers so that there are always 3 lanes … instead of a lane ending and another beginning!? A right lane ends at the same place as a left lane starts?! Huh??

There’s gonna be some accidents here…
Not only that but they have a sign saying right 2 lanes will exit to Hwy 8 Bragg Creek only to have the end and then start again where the on ramp comes in.
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