World News – CA – Official opening of part of the southwest ring road – 660 NEWS


CALGARY (660 NEWS) – After decades of discussion and construction, a Calgary project has finally reached a milestone

A 12-kilometer section of the southwestern part of the city’s ring road, known as the Tsuut’ina Trail, was officially opened to traffic on Thursday

Premier Jason Kenney will join Mayor Naheed Nenshi, Transport Minister Ric McIver and Tsuut’ina First Nation Chief Roy Whitney attended a ceremony just after noon to officially open the section that goes from Sarcee Trail to Fish Creek Boulevard SW

The remaining part of the project leading to Highway 22X is expected to be completed by 2021

It was an amazing and extremely moving speech He recounted how he played in the trees which were demolished for the road His mother woke up and cried when she saw this event happening today

« We are on the verge of having a free-flowing road circling the largest city in Alberta, » said Premier Jason Kenney « The Tsuut’ina Trail will be an asset to Calgarians for years to come to come This road will improve commutes and help create more opportunities for job creators and Calgarians who will benefit from this world-class infrastructure As the rest of this road is completed, it will also create good jobs to get people back to work « 

Today I was able to participate in the opening of the Tsuu T’ina Trail portion of the 80% SW Ring Road is complete and will be open to traffic this fall Thanks to Tsuu T ‘Nation ina! https: // tco / XSlPlqkZWP

Construction of the Tsuut’ina Trail, which began in 2016, will eventually link Route 8 and the Macleod Trail and includes 47 bridges and 14 interchanges

« When our citizens approved the transfer of the land for the ring road, it was to a large extent to allow us to develop our land With the opening of the ring road, we can continue our Taza development, which will ensure economic prosperity of the Tsuut’ina Nation and the City of Calgary, ”said Chief Roy Whitney, Tsuut’ina Nation

Last month, the Tsuut’ina First Nation celebrated the opening of a Costco which paved the way for further construction of the bypass project

Store opened on 130 Ave SW as part of “Shops at Buffalo Run” development

Discussions about building the secondary road around the causeway began in the 1970s, and the province eventually purchased the land from the Tsuut’ina First Nation in 2013 for $ 350 million and included a land swap

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Ring Road, Stoney Trail Southeast, Calgary, Ric McIver, Tsuut’ina Nation

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