Welcome and Danit’ada.

The history of the Southwest Calgary Ring Road (variously known as the Sarcee Trail extension, the Southwest Connector, the West-Bypass and Southwest-Bypass) is a long and complex one. I hope to shed some historical light on this project and the issues that surround it, as well as present new developments as they occur.

With access to news archives, planning documents and personal correspondence with active participants and historical archivists, a clear and honest picture of the history of this road has begun to emerge. At the same time, some of the misconceptions that surround this issue will hopefully be resolved. Though the road has now been built (which was not the case when I started this project), there is still much more to tell of its rich history.

If you have any questions that are not answered on the site, any comments or any further information about the issues surrounding the road, please feel free to write. Contact me by either leaving a comment on a post or by clicking here to send me an email.

I owe a huge debt of gratitude to my wife Sarah for her help and patience. Without her I couldn’t tell these stories.

Siyisgaas and thank you,

Jesse Salus

(The content of this blog has taken me significant amounts of time and energy, both in the research and in the writing. All original content is copyrighted. Please do not reproduce my work without my permission, but if you would like to use anything you see here, please feel free to send me an email and we can discuss it.)

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