Construction delays and closures are being planned as construction efforts for the SW connection of the Calgary ring road pick up.

Jeff Edgington, MD of Foothills Infrastructure Supervisor, says commuters will be seeing signage and notifications going public in the near future.

"The current company is waiting for updated specs on signage from Alberta Transportation, we should start to seeing notifications going up very quickly."

Once those specs come in construction will pick up throughout the entire route, as Edgington says the project managers aim to build everything at the same time.

"As far as I know in the construction plan they're trying to do pretty much everything concurrently so you'll see affected areas all along the route, including but limited to Highway 22."

For those who would to like to plan their routes around the traffic back-ups or potential closure's you can go to the project website for all of the information that you'll need by clicking here.

The website includes up-to-date closures and back-ups and also has some future information for the project.

The Southwest Calgary Ring Road project will include 31 km's of highway, 47 bridges, one tunnel and three river crossings among other big projects.

Questions, comments, or story ideas? Email us at [email protected]

More Local News

Premier Rachel Notley Announces Provincial Election

Premier Rachel Notley appeared in Calgary today to announce the date of the provincial election. This comes only a day after her Throne Speech, and after much speculation on when she would be making…

Preventing Dutch Elm Disease; Pruning Ban Returns Soon

The Town of Okotoks is reminding residents to take the proper steps to help prevent the spread of Dutch Elm Disease. The disease is prevalent in Saskatchewan and Montana, and is spread by bark…

Avalanche Warning Issued

A message of caution from Avalanche Canada, Parks Canada, and Kananaskis Country. A special public avalanche warning has been issued for all regions in Western Canada. The dramatic rise in…

Backbeat Dancers Bring Irish Spirit to RPAC

An Irish dance troupe brought some St. Patrick's day spirit to the Rotary Performing Arts Centre this weekend. The Backbeat Irish dancers had two performances Saturday ahead of the Irish holiday.…

STARS Air Ambulance Service Has New Helicopter Donated

The provincial government announced they will be donating a new helicopter to STARS Air Ambulance service this weekend. STARS originally announced they would be fundraising for five new helicopters… is Okotoks' only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.