Calgary to build three new interchanges

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CALGARY, Alta. — A Calgary committee has approved building three new interchanges in the city’s south end to help alleviate traffic congestion in the area.

City council will be asked on Monday to approve the three interchanges, which will be built at a cost of $78 million. They will be located at Shawnessy Blvd. and Macleod Tr., Glenmore Tr. and 18 St. S.E. and Crowchild Tr. and 50 Ave. S.W.

The interchanges will be funded by borrowed money, if Mayor David Bronconnier has his way.

"We don’t need any more studies. What we need is action, and this committee today decided to act," Bronconnier tells local media. "By approving this today, we’re sending a message we’re meeting (city transportation planning) objectives overall."

Two of the projects are slated to begin in the spring, while the Crowchild Trail interchange could get under way a little later.

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