Motorists are reminded that both westbound lanes are closed today for paving in the 600 and 700 blocks of 6 Avenue South. As a result, at approximately 3:15 p.m. this afternoon, 6 Avenue South will be reduced to one lane in either direction between 5 Street South and Scenic Drive South.
Westbound traffic is also being detoured via 5 Avenue South and Scenic Drive South to the on-ramp to westbound Whoop-Up Drive. Westbound motorists are advised to expect delays while this closure is in effect and to use Highway 3 as an alternative route to west Lethbridge, if possible.
Both westbound lanes of 6 Avenue South are expected to reopen by 7 a.m. Thursday, June 22. These lanes must remain closed overnight to allow the new asphalt to cure sufficiently before reopening to traffic.
Motorists are advised to expect delays in this area today and to follow posted detours. We thank motorists for their patience and remind them to drive with caution in work areas.
Ed Vervloet, Transportation Operations Coordinator
City of Lethbridge