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Old Posted Aug 13, 2017, 4:11 PM
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YYC Cares issued a statement here, and there was a very interesting assertion in it regarding the future of outer ring roads around Calgary:

...The Minister of Transportation & Infrastructure, Brian Mason, issued on June 14, 2017 an internal memorandum to Deputy Minister, Barry Day regarding Edmonton and Calgary "outer ring roads". In this memorandum the Minister states:

"Over the next 10 years, we are going to see more changes in the way people use our transportation systems than we have in the last 50 years. Given the rapid changes we expect to see, it is important that we rethink how we plan our network. As demographics and technology change and evolve, we need to ensure we are not planning to encourage urban sprawl. Outer ring roads do not align with that vision and I would like to confirm future network planning will not include outer ring roads."
(emphasis added)

The group is saying that if the Elbow river crossing is never going to have 16 lanes, then they could put the money that would have gone into a 16 lane berm/bridge into an 8 lane open bridge.
My Southwest Calgary Ring Road Blog:
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