The permanent closure is required now due to ongoing concerns about unsafe U-turns on Highway 8. The intersection was scheduled to be closed this fall to allow for construction of an interchange in the Highway 8 and Stoney Trail area.
Left turns were prohibited and detours put in place following the intersection’s partial closure in June. Detours are located at 69 Street SW and 17 Avenue SW.
When completed, the West Calgary Ring Road will provide improved access to the area, including new, direct connections from the West Calgary Ring Road to Highway 8.