The first stage of improving Calgary's Deerfoot Trail will be happening at 64 Avenue and McKnight Boulevard.  

The changes between 64 Avenue and McKnight Boulevard will include an auxiliary lane between McKnight Boulevard and 64 Avenue and interchange improvements through ramp reconfiguration at the 64 Avenue interchange. 

The Minister of Transportation for Alberta, Prasad Panda said the project is part of our plan to improve the most congested areas of Deerfoot Trail first to improve traffic flow and reduce travel times. 

“Upgrades at 64 Avenue and McKnight Boulevard will be the first in a series of projects to address the most critical areas for improvement on the Deerfoot.” 

Construction will begin in fall 2022 and it is expected it will take around a year for completion.

On July 12, the government announced it was canceling the public-private partnership (P3) approach to upgrading Deerfoot Trail due to escalating costs.  

Improvements to Deerfoot Trail will now be completed in smaller bundles, prioritizing work on the most congested areas of the highway. 

Other plans for Deerfoot Trail improvements include interchange ramp reconfigurations, widening and adding travel lanes, and improving crossroad connections all of which are planned for 2023.  

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