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Old Posted Nov 23, 2019, 1:09 AM
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I've always wondered how hard those slopes were to remove.
A similar slope was removed on Bow Trail westbound under Crowchild southbound for the West LRT project. The westbound lanes were shifted north in the vacated space to make room for the LRT in the middle.

I'm totally ignorant of the actual civil engineering involved, but it didn't appear to be a big deal at the time.
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Old Posted Nov 24, 2019, 12:08 AM
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It's very doable and can be done amazingly quickly. I also don't think the cost is that crazy. Have a look at this animation from what UDOT did back in 2007 that looks very similar to what we have at Glenmore/Deerfoot now.

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Very cool video.

If they re-do the Deerfoot/Glemore interchange and leave the the existing bridge and only allow for 2 through lanes on Glenmore each direction that will be the height of stupidity. It's unbelievable that two of the busiest roads in Calgary have been underserved with this current interchange for this long.
I've alwas assumed a new parallel span would be built over Glenmore and once complete the existing span would be demolished. Once demo was complete a new southbound bridge for Deerfoot would be built. Basically what they are doing at Stoney and MacLeod.
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Old Posted Nov 24, 2019, 3:02 AM
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Very cool video.

If they re-do the Deerfoot/Glemore interchange and leave the the existing bridge and only allow for 2 through lanes on Glenmore each direction that will be the height of stupidity. It's unbelievable that two of the busiest roads in Calgary have been underserved with this current interchange for this long.
I've alwas assumed a new parallel span would be built over Glenmore and once complete the existing span would be demolished. Once demo was complete a new southbound bridge for Deerfoot would be built. Basically what they are doing at Stoney and MacLeod.
Since the province first started talking about fixing the Glenmore/Deerfoot interchange in 2009 (?) I believe the plan was to always have at least three lanes on Glenmore. I remember talking to Alberta Transportation people at some open houses and that's what they said and I believe the city has indicated they want Glenmore to be at least three lanes it's entire length. If we end spending $200 to $250 million (?) to fix/expand this interchange complex it would be the height of stupidity to leave Glenmore at just two lanes in the area.

One thing I love about the UDOT example is that it only resulted in a loss of I-215 use for a weekend. If we did something similar we could stage it so that after the new NB (?) span was built we could just roll the new SB span into place right after. There's no reason the replacement span couldn't be built right at the very end of construction of the new span. That way everything would be done at once and we'd have essentially an all new interchange.
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Old Posted Nov 27, 2019, 9:23 PM
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Regarding Crowchild short term upgades:
Now that work is nearing an end on the main portion - are they still planning to add the ramp from WB 16th to NB Crow ?
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Regarding Crowchild short term upgades:
Now that work is nearing an end on the main portion - are they still planning to add the ramp from WB 16th to NB Crow ?
According to the project website that related work is supposed to be done by the end of the year. Have they started? I haven't been by there in ages.
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Literally nothing is happening there. I saw the same claim about it being finished this year, and it was somehow tied into the MAX BRT stuff. They need to fix that access road, it's an unsafe joke, and they've just added a highrise full of units right onto it, so hopefully they get moving on it soon.
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Literally nothing is happening there. I saw the same claim about it being finished this year, and it was somehow tied into the MAX BRT stuff. They need to fix that access road, it's an unsafe joke, and they've just added a highrise full of units right onto it, so hopefully they get moving on it soon.
According to the project timeline the ramp construction was to have began Q2 2018!
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