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Shaganappi Trail

Shaganappi Trail
Market Mall.JPG
View of Shaganappi Trail's intersections with 32 Avenue NW and 40 Avenue NW, with Market Mall visible.
Maintained byCity of Calgary
Length15.3 km[1] (9.5 mi)
LocationCalgary, Alberta
South end16 Avenue NW (Hwy 1) / Bowness Road
Major
junctions
Crowchild Trail (Hwy 1A)
John Laurie Boulevard
Country Hills Boulevard
Stoney Trail (Hwy 201)
North end144 Avenue NW
Neighborhoods

Shaganappi Trail is a major super-4 expressway in the northwest quadrant of Calgary, Alberta. It extends to the south as Montgomery View, a small service road in the neighborhood of Montgomery and that provides access to Edworthy Park, passes north past Market Mall and the western boundary of Nose Hill Park, and terminates in the neighborhood of Nolan Hill in the north, with city planning maps indicating future northern extension beyond 144 Avenue NW.[2] The name "Shaganappi" is of Cree origin, referring to the bison hide lacings that held Red River ox carts together.[3] Despite the name, it is not located near the Shaganappi neighborhood, which is located south of the Bow River.

History

Shaganappi Trail was originally planned in 1970 to cross the Bow River and connect with Bow Trail and Sarcee Trail at a major interchange,[4] with Edworthy Park acting as a temporary park to protect the right-of-way, since there are no Bow River crossings between 16 Avenue NW to the west and Crowchild Trail to the east. The plan was again proposed in the 1995 Calgary Transportation Plan, also known as the "Go Plan"; however public opposition to both it and a similar plan to extend Sarcee Trail through a natural area, led to it officially being eliminated from the plans in 2009.[5][6][7]

Future

Long term improvements to Shaganappi Trail south of Crowchild Trail have moved away from freeway conversion to being an arterial street and adding HOV lanes.[8] Shaganappi Trail was originally constructed as limited-access road to allow for upgrades to freeway up to Stoney Trail with grading in place to allow for it to be upgraded to a cloverstack interchange;[9] is still classified as a skeletal road by the City of Calgary, but a freeway upgrade is no longer being considered.[10]

Major intersections

From south to north.[2] The entire route is in Calgary.

km[1]miDestinationsNotes
0.0–
0.3
0.0–
0.19
Continued as Montgomery View into Edworthy Park
16 Avenue NW (Hwy 1) / Bowness RoadPartially grade-separated; access to Foothills Medical Centre
1.40.87 West Campus WayAccess to Alberta Children's Hospital
3.11.932 Avenue NWAccess to Market Mall and University of Calgary
2.71.7Market Mall accessSouthbound right-in/right-out
2.91.840 Avenue NWAccess to Market Mall
3.11.9Valiant DriveNo southbound entrance
3.52.2Varsity Drive
4.1–
4.2
2.5–
2.6
Crowchild Trail (Hwy 1A)Split diamond interchange
4.52.852 Avenue NWNorthbound right-in/right-out; access to Northland Village Mall
4.93.0Northland Drive / Dalhousie DriveAccess to Northland Village Mall
5.63.5John Laurie Boulevard
7.74.8Edgemont BoulevardAccess to Nose Hill Park
9.86.1Country Hills Boulevard
10.96.8Hidden Valley DrivePartial seagull intersection; northbound exit, southbound entrance
11.0–
12.0
6.8–
7.5
Stoney Trail (Hwy 201)Partial cloverleaf interchange; exit 48 on Hwy 201
13.58.4Symons Valley Parkway
13.88.6Sage Hill Boulevard
14.18.8Nolan Hill Boulevard
14.48.9Sage Valley Boulevard
15.39.5144 Avenue NW
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Pedestrian crossings

Shaganappi Trail Pedestrian Bridge

Because of the roadway's width, high traffic volume, and the need for pedestrians to cross it, three dedicated crossings have been built, one at Market Mall, one near Valiant Drive, and one at Northland Village Mall called the Shaganappi Trail Pedestrian Overpass (2015)[11].

See also

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References

  1. ^ a b Google (December 16, 2016). "Shaganappi Trail in Calgary, AB" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 16, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Sherlock's Map of Calgary (16th ed.). Langdon, Alberta: Sherlock Publishing Ltd. 2014. pp. 3, 4, 9, 10, 17 and 25. ISBN 1-895229-80-4.
  3. ^ "shaganappi". Dictionary.com. Retrieved December 16, 2016.
  4. ^ Engineering Department (January 1970). Shaganappi Trail Functional Planning Report - Sarcee Trail NW to Bow Trail SW (PDF) (Report). City of Calgary. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 10, 2017. Retrieved April 5, 2018.
  5. ^ 1995 Calgary Transportation Plan (Go Plan) (Report). City of Calgary. February 19, 1994.
  6. ^ "Crossing the Elbow River – 1990 to 1995". Calgary Ring Road. January 6, 2015. Retrieved April 5, 2018.
  7. ^ "South Shaganappi Study". Transportation Planning. City of Calgary. September 29, 2015. Retrieved April 5, 2018.
  8. ^ "Shaganappi Trail North Corridor and HOV Study". Transportation Planning. City of Calgary. July 24, 2012. Retrieved April 5, 2018.
  9. ^ "Stoney Trail Ultimate Configuration Plan - Country Hills Boulevard to Panorama Hills Boulevard" (PDF). Alberta Transportation. July 4, 2003. Retrieved April 5, 2018.
  10. ^ Calgary Transportation Plan (PDF). Transportation Planning (Report). City of Calgary. September 2009. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  11. ^ "Shaganappi Trail Pedestrian Overpass". Hatch Infrastructure Projects. Hatch Engineering. Retrieved 3 December 2019.