Calgary

Southeast ring road opening delayed

The southeast portion of Calgary’s ring road will not be ready to open on Tuesday as planned, but the contractor is facing a $70,000 daily fine until it is completed.

Contractor in charge of project to be fined $70,000 per day for missing Oct. 1 deadline

The southeast portion of Calgary’s ring road will not be ready to open on Tuesday as planned. 3:22
The planned Oct. 1 opening of the southeast leg of the ring road has been delayed. (CBC)

The southeast portion of Calgary’s ring road will not be ready to open on Tuesday as planned.  

The $769-million project extending Stoney Trail past Peigan Trail to Highway 22x has taken three years to build.

Transportation Minister Ric McIver said he's still waiting for a final safety audit report.

Chinook Roads Partnership, the contractor group who partnered with the Alberta government on the project, will be slapped with a $70,000 fine each day the road remains closed beyond Oct 1.

When it’s finished the 25-kilometre route will run from 17th Avenue southeast to new interchanges at Highway 22x, bringing the ring road to 70 per cent of completion.

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