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Calgary drivers told to be prepared for lengthy delays as ring road construction ramps up

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WATCH: Alberta Transportation has now completed the realignment of the Elbow and Fish Creek rivers and are now resifting their focus to interchange construction. As Sarah Offin reports that could mean big travel delays for southwest Calgary commuters – May 28, 2018

The province is warning Calgary drivers to be prepared for lengthy delays and interruptions as crews ramp up work on the southwest ring road.

Alberta transportation is released details Monday on how construction of the route will affect summer driving.

Changes are coming for the 22X corridor from Macleod Trail west and along the Highway 8 Glenmore Trail corridor west of the reservoir.

“We’re trying our best to minimize impacts,” Rizwan Hussain with Alberta Transportation said.

The province suggests the Glenmore Trail-Sarcee Highway 8 Interchange will have the greatest impact on commuters, but they couldn’t say exactly how it will effect drive times.

“It’s a massive interchange that we need to build here and there’s not much room for our crews to work.”

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Construction begins June 20 and will likely continue in fall of 2019.

READ MORE: Construction of Calgary ring road bridge put on hold

The province also says realignment of the Fish Creek and Elbow rivers are now complete.

Construction on the southwest Calgary ring road is expected to cause delays to summer traffic. Global News/Sarah Offin

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