Alberta to spend $70M to replace South Bow River Bridge in Calgary
The Alberta government is advancing a project to replace an aging bridge over the Bow River along Stoney Trail, or Hwy. 201, at the south end of Calgary.
Ric McIver, the province’s minister of Transportation announced the $70 million commitment Sept. 18.
The project focuses mainly on replacing a two-lane bridge at the southern end of Calgary’s nearly-complete ring road, partly in anticipation of high traffic volumes.
The bridge currently carries the two eastbound lanes on Stoney Trail over the Bow River. The project also includes widening the three-lane westbound bridge and adding a new pedestrian bridge to improve access for walkers and cyclists.
The work is expected to create approximately 350 jobs over the next three years.
Preliminary work on the project is scheduled to start this fall. Construction is scheduled to wrap up before the final segment of Calgary’s ring road opens to traffic in 2024.