May 7th, 2014

HWY 783 – Functional Planning Study (Okotoks, AB)


Castleglenn Consultants Inc. was retained in December 2008 to undertake a functional planning study that would address the “ultimate” requirements of a 3.2km section of Highway 783 beginning south of Highway 7 (in the vicinity of the Town of Okotoks).  The primary objectives of this planning study were to identify the preferred alignment and associated right-of-way area for a twinned Highway 783 corridor.  The study also included the requirements of the Highway 7/Highway 783/Southridge Drive intersection which included the proposed “ultimate” twinning of Highway 7 (as per Highway 7:08 Functional Planning Study, McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd., March 2003).

It was recognized that the proposed access management strategy along the Highway 783 corridor must conform to standards associated with a four lane divided cross-section while remaining sensitive to the access requirements of existing acreages and future developments located adjacent to the highway corridor.


Right of way requirements, infrastructure needs assessment, vertical and horizontal alignments, access management, transportation planning, geometric designs, travel demand forecast, conceptual costing, public involvement consultation.

Role & Responsibility

Prime Consultant


Alberta Transportation Southern Region