The City of Calgary is exploring an extension of Memorial Drive to help accommodate new communities being developed on the city’s eastern edge. But residents are concerned an extension would eliminate green space.
The extension of the east-west thoroughfare was approved by the previous council as part of area planning for the new community of Belvedere, however the project has not been funded.
The proposed project would extend Memorial Drive from the existing communities of Abbeydale and Applewood Park to the east city limits at 116 Street E.
It would include a new crossing of the CN Rail line and an east-west overpass across Stoney Trail, without on or off ramps from Stoney Trail.