City of Calgary to seek public input on Deerfoot Trail upgrades

Jun 9 2016, 10:18 pm

The City of Calgary says they plan to gather public input on Deerfoot Trail in order to recommend a host of upgrades between the Stoney Trail interchanges in the north and south.

The city, in association with Alberta Transportation, will recommend ways to improve safety and mobility on Deerfoot Trail by engaging the public to identify the most pressing upgrades.

To make it easier, the city has created an interactive map where users can drop a pin anywhere along Deerfoot Trail to say where they experience the greatest amount of congestion and then use a comment box to say what they think the reason is.

Deerfoot Trail is Calgary’s oldest freeway and was built between 1971 and 1982. Consideirng Calgary’s population has doubled since 1981, the freeway as it currently stands doesn’t meet the needs of commuters and creates safety concerns, according to the city.

Once the public consultation has completed, recommendations will be made and available to the public in 2017, while a longer-term plan will be formulated in early 2018 to manage growth over the next 30 years.

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