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Old Posted Jun 8, 2012, 2:34 AM
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I'd hope its temporary while they are doing the finishing construction work. Did they have the lights in at Gleneagles yet?
It was just temporary. Its now posted as 100.
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Old Posted Jun 20, 2013, 3:01 PM
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Based on the photos I'm seeing on Twitter, some major reconstruction is going to be needed on Highway 1 and 1A out towards Canmore after today. Transcanada is reportedly washed out at Cougar Creek and 1A is out around Exshaw. Plus Highway 40 has numerous mudslides affecting it.


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Old Posted Jun 20, 2013, 5:32 PM
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Highway 1 in Canmore before and after:


via @Goldsack
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Yikes, I didn't know it was THAT bad (too busy to read the news sites, but not too busy for SSP)
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Flood thread here
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Hwy 2 and HWY 27 interchange upgrades.

Long needed, this is one of the most dangerous spots on Hwy 2.
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Hwy 2 and HWY 27 interchange upgrades.

Long needed, this is one of the most dangerous spots on Hwy 2.
Hopefully Highway 1 and 22 is up for upgrading soon too. Same problem.
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Hopefully Highway 1 and 22 is up for upgrading soon too. Same problem.
Over the last few years, the province has been systematically removing all of the cloverleaf interchanges along Hwy 2, it will probably come soon.
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Now that the Hwy 2 / Hwy 543 interchange is open, how far east is Hwy 543 signed?
GIS Shapefiles from 2013 show the 543 designation ending at a realigned 96 Street East, east of the new Highwood River bridge.
Google Street View imagery from 2012 shows the new road open to traffic, but Hwy 543 is only signed to the west.
Wondering if the extension of the 543 number (vice just the physical road itself) is waiting on the Hwy 2 interchange opening, the roadway being twinned, or what.

Also: Does the new AB2 interchange have a signed exit number?

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R.I.P. Highway 1A (east)

As per an email I got from Alberta Transportation, it looks like with the transfer of Hwy 1A to Chestermere and becoming "Chestermere Blvd", Hwy 1A ceased to exist. There are no Hwy 1A signs in Chestermere and signage will be adjusted along Stoney Trail and Deerfoot Trail.

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I can confirm that the section of former Highway 1A between Calgary and Chestermere has been designated from the provincial highway network and renamed as Chestermere Boulevard and should no longer be referred to as Highway 1A. My staff in the Calgary District office will be working with the local highway maintenance contractors of both Deerfoot Trail and Stoney Trail maintenance areas to revise the references to this section of the former Highway 1A accordingly. This will help to avoid any confusion for motorists going forward.

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As per an email I got from Alberta Transportation, it looks like with the transfer of Hwy 1A to Chestermere and becoming "Chestermere Blvd", Hwy 1A ceased to exist. There are no Hwy 1A signs in Chestermere and signage will be adjusted along Stoney Trail and Deerfoot Trail.
Thats a shame. That route is historically very important, and I can't imagine many people being confused over the name. If they wanted to remove the 1A designation, the least they could have done is restore one of the original names for the road, like (north) Morley Trail or Banff Trail.

That route is one of the oldest roads in the Calgary area.
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Thats a shame. That route is historically very important, and I can't imagine many people being confused over the name. If they wanted to remove the 1A designation, the least they could have done is restore one of the original names for the road, like (north) Morley Trail or Banff Trail.

That route is one of the oldest roads in the Calgary area.
Were the original names of Hwy 1A east of Calgary Morley Tr or Banff Tr? I should clarify that this only pertains to Hwy 1A east, Hwy 1A west to Cochrane and Canmore will remain.
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Were the original names of Hwy 1A east of Calgary Morley Tr or Banff Tr? I should clarify that this only pertains to Hwy 1A east, Hwy 1A west to Cochrane and Canmore will remain.
You're totally right, I was thinking east of Cochrane for some reason. Ignore me!
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Hwy 2 and HWY 27 interchange upgrades.

Long needed, this is one of the most dangerous spots on Hwy 2.
This is exactly the problem at Glenmore and Deerfoot. This is probably the most poorly designed major interchange in the country at this point.
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This is exactly the problem at Glenmore and Deerfoot. This is probably the most poorly designed major interchange in the country at this point.
Speaking of which, when, if ever will that get off the ground? the government site says 2012...
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This is exactly the problem at Glenmore and Deerfoot. This is probably the most poorly designed major interchange in the country at this point.
https://www.google.com/maps/@51.0886...Tk5xx25NfQ!2e0

Gets my vote. I've seen so much ridiculous shit go down here.
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This is exactly the problem at Glenmore and Deerfoot. This is probably the most poorly designed major interchange in the country at this point.
I can assure you Quebec has many worse interchanges. Its full of cloverleafs and extremely short merge lanes.
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Is the renaming of the highway because the province is shifting full responsibility of the road to the local municipalities?
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Is the renaming of the highway because the province is shifting full responsibility of the road to the local municipalities?
That’s a major aspect of it. In Alberta, most highways inside cities are maintained by the municipality, with some notable exceptions being Deerfoot Trail, Stoney Trail, and Anthony Henday Drive. As a result, Hwy 1A in Calgary has been maintained by the city for quite a while, while in 2013 Hwy 1A was transferred over to the (then) Town of Chestermere. If that didn’t happen before, the transfer likely would have occurred when Chestermere became a city.

The other issue is that with the last round of amalgamations, Calgary and Chestermere city boundaries now touch one another so the route never leaves the jurisdiction of an urban centre. The nature of the corridor is local, so it really doesn’t serve the purpose of a "highway" in the same sense as other routes, such as Hwy 1A west of Calgary.
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