Deerfoot on-ramps in SE Calgary to close for construction this weekend

If you regularly use the northbound ramp at Bow Bottom Trail and Anderson Road on Deerfoot Trail, plan an alternate route as it'll be closed this weekend.

A heads up for drivers in southeast Calgary — a couple of on-ramps onto Deerfoot Trail will be closed for construction this weekend.

The province says the ramps from eastbound Anderson Road SE and northbound Bow Bottom Trail SE to northbound Deerfoot will shut down from Friday, Apr. 19 to Monday, Apr. 22. The ramps to southbound Deerfoot will remain open.

The temporary shut down will begin at 9 p.m. Friday and is part of the ongoing Deerfoot Trail Improvement project. The province says crews will work 24-hours so the ramps can fully reopen by 6 a.m. Monday.

“This closure is required to safely accommodate the removal of the existing overhead southbound bridge on Deerfoot Trail,” reads a release from the province.

Speed limits will be reduced through the work zone to 80 km/hr on Deerfoot Trail and 50 km/hr on Bow Bottom Trail and Anderson Road.

Motorists are being urged to plan for delays and make additional travel time.

The work zone will stretch along northbound and southbound Deerfoot from Anderson to 24 Street SE, along Anderson from Acadia Drive SE to Deerfoot, and along Bow Bottom from Diamond Drive SE to Deerfoot.

The improvement to the highway aim to address key bottlenecks between Glenmore Trail and Anderson/Bow Bottom.

The province says the work will save an estimated 900,000 hours of driving for Calgarians annually once completed. Construction is expected to finish in 2027.

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