Alison Redford's response to Question 11

Question: What is your plan for completing the South West Ring Road in Calgary?

A: I don’t think plausible solutions for the ring road should be limited by the five existing proposals: there is another option. I would like to see southwest Calgary communities connected to the existing portion of the ring road. Then, we can extend it from Highway #1 in the northwest to Highway #8 in the southwest. The southwest segment should then be connected to the southeast section. To complete the loop, Highways #22 and #22x will need to be expanded to two lanes in each direction from Highway #1 west of Calgary to Highway #2 in south Calgary. Finally, Highway #8 should be twinned from the new ring road to Highway # 22.

This is not a perfect solution, but it will prevent the ring road from wrecking Calgary communities and it will allow the road to fulfill its desired purpose: moving traffic around Calgary’s exterior, letting drivers bypass the city and reducing congestion.

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