It’s a question that many people are thinking about, but there hasn’t been all that much information in the news lately. This may be due to other construction projects, such as the proposed airport tunnel and the work being done on the southwest leg of the LRT, overshadowing this venture.
The northern leg of the ring-road opened in November of 2009 and includes Stoney trail from Highway 1 (16th Avenue) on the west side of Calgary to Deerfoot Trail NE, and Deerfoot Trail to 17 Avenue SE (Highway 1A).
Upon completion, it was estimated that 30,000-40,000 vehicles would use the new road every day, and it does seem to have eased traffic in surrounding areas.
The southeast portion of the ring-road is to be completed in November of 2013, and will include Stoney Trail from 17th Avenue SE (Highway 1A) to Macleod Trail along the future Stoney Trail and Highway 22X (Marquis of Lorne Trail).