Beginning on Friday, September 29 at 7 p.m. Main Street and 40th Avenue Southwest will be shut down.
The road will be re-opened on Monday, October 2 at 6 a.m. The following Friday, October 6, prior to the Thanksgiving long weekend, the road will once again close down at 7 p.m. and re-open on Monday, October 9 at 6 a.m.
Accompanying the road closure over the next several days, there will be lane closures in effect as well. Beginning next week, on Monday, October 6 at 6 a.m. and lasting till 7 p.m. each day until Friday, October 6, there will also be lane closures.
The road and lane closures are in order to facilitate deep utility servicing.
According to City of Airdrie officials, the 40th Avenue Overpass will officially be opened for traffic flow beginning on Friday, October 13 in the morning. The construction of the 40th Avenue Interchange to QEII began in April 2021.
The City of Airdrie stated on its website, that along with the construction of the structure itself, other construction work including realigning Nose Creek, moving, importing, placing, and compacting over 500,000 cubic metres of clean fill, as well as installing four sets of traffic signals would also be undertaken.
"The interchange at Highway 2 and 40th Avenue was identified by the Province as a necessary project in the early 2000’s. In 2019, the project was ranked [number] 2 in a study of critical North Calgary Regional Transportation projects. Significant growth pressure and traffic congestion on local roadways led the City of Airdrie to move forward on this project in 2021," the City added.
The project cost $65 million, with the province contributing $11.5 million, while The City of Airdrie was responsible for the remainder of the cost.
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