Township Road 240 Upgrade

Project Overview

If you haven’t driven Township Road 240 in a while, it only takes a moment to realize you’ll be in for a bumpy ride.

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Chestermere’s southern border road is one of the few remaining gravel roads in the community. Over the past few years its usage has grown and now serves approximately 800 vehicles per day. Despite the best efforts of roads crews who grade the route several times a week, the road is in need of an upgrade.

Aware of its poor condition, an upgrade has been considered for several years. In 2015, the City received a Federal and Provincial grant for $6 Million to assist with the upgrade of the road.

This initiative is a multi-year project that will support the future growth and development of Chestermere, improve access to the City as a whole, help attract commercial and light industrial businesses, and ease traffic congestion on other major transportation routes. 


The project consists of upgrading the existing gravel road along Township Road 240 and Range Road 282 to a new paved road. As part of the upgrade two new bridges will be constructed over the Western Irrigation District canals and the bridge over the Alberta Environment canal will be widened. Township Road 240 will be upgraded to a 2 lane urban industrial standard from Hwy 791 to Range Road 284. 

The South Link Connector is the extension of Kinniburgh Blvd and upgrade of Range Road 282 to a 2-lane urban collector roadway with a separate walk. A new bridge will be constructed over the canal south of Kinniburgh Blvd to connect it to Range Road 282.

Project Updates


  1. Jan 2019
  2.  2018 Updates
  3. 2017 Updates
  4.  2016 Updates

We are pleased to announce that progress is being made on the new bridge south of Kinniburgh that will connect Kinniburgh Boulevard to Range Road 282 and Township Road 240.

On January 15, girders were put in place for the new two-lane bridge over the WID canal.

This new bridge will become the main crossing for vehicle traffic needing to cross the south east canal.

The bridge construction is on track and is expected to open in Fall 2019 at the same time as the upgraded Range Road 282 and Township Road 240 (up to Rainbow Road).

We recognize that long term road construction can be challenging for residents who live in these areas and we appreciate your patience. We look forward to providing you with greatly improved driving experience once the project is complete.

Bridge 2019

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Schedule 
The project will be completed in the phase schedule indicated below:
    • October 19, 2016 - Open House - Thank you for attending!
    • Winter 2017—Spring 2017—Bridge construction on Twp Rd 240 over WID Canal (East) -  Construction Complete. 
    • Summer 2017 – Summer 2018—Twp Rd 240-  construction from RR 282 to Chestermere Boundary – Construction Complete
    • Summer 2018 & 2019 - Twp Rd 240 construction from Rainbow Road to RR 282 – Construction commenced
    • Fall 2018 – Spring 2019 - Kinniburgh Bridge and extension of Kinniburgh Blvd. to RR 282 (Southlink) – Construction commenced
    • Summer 2020—Twp Rd 240 construction from RR 284 to Rainbow Road
Funding
The Township Road 240 upgrade is being funded in part by the Small Communities Fund Grant as well as the City Off-Site Levies (from development). The South Link Connector is being funded by the Kinniburgh Developer(s).

On May 15, Council approved first reading of a borrowing bylaw to cover the upfront costs for this project not funded by grants. The loan, should it move ahead, On July 4, following advertising and public notice of the borrowing bylaw, Council passed 2nd and 3rd reading of the Bylaw. As such, the portion of the project not funded by grants will be repaid to the City through the collection of Roads off-site levies from future development and will cover the front-ending and outstanding costs. Those levies from developers will include payments for interest and administration costs associated with the project.

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