Calgary, Alberta – The northern sections of the Stoney Trail ring road in Calgary are now complete and open to drivers, following two construction projects.

“This new ring road is the concrete result of a forward-thinking vision that began 30 years ago,” said Premier Ed Stelmach. “The foresight to start planning the transportation and utility corridors back then is paying dividends for Albertans today and will continue to benefit Albertans in the future. Stoney Trail represents our commitment to providing the infrastructure Alberta needs to support the province’s economic growth and prosperity.”

The new Stoney Trail stretches 44 kilometres from Highway 1 (16 Avenue NW) on Calgary’s west side, to Highway 1A (17 Avenue SE) on the city’s east side.  The road includes 12 interchanges, one flyover and three signalized intersections. The signalized intersections will be replaced by interchanges by 2013.

Initially, about 30,000 to 40,000 vehicles per day are expected to use Stoney Trail, depending on location. The newly-opened sections complete approximately 45 per cent of Calgary’s ring road.

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