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Squamish Blvd Traffic Concerns

This project will design and construct the first two lanes of the ultimate 4-lane arterial road, Métis Trail, from Garry Drive to Jerry Potts Blvd as well as extend Jerry Potts Blvd west to Métis. This project will improve the adjacent intersections as well as Squamish Blvd and Garry Drive. The design concept is nearly complete and the first public consultation is planned for April 2014 with construction set to being later this year.


 

This project will go ahead this year (with a new Request for Proposal) with the project to include building the roadway connection from Jerry Potts to Metis Trail to the existing Garry Drive West. Also the scope will include intersection improvements for the Squamish neighborhood.


 

The recommendations from the citizen committee (based on feedback from the open houses) was presented to City Council on Monday, October 15th, 2012.

Click here to view the presentation to Council

Recommendations from the presentation include:

  • Construction of a 3-way stop at Jerry Potts Blvd & Red Crow Blvd
  • Construct Metis Trail (Jerry Potts Blvd to Garry Drive) and Jerry Potts Blvd (Red Crow to Metis Trail) in 2014 - this will be referred to the 2014 CIP

 

The City of Lethbridge is hosted an open house on Thursday, June 14th, 2012 to discuss the resident committee recommendations on Squamish Boulevard and connecting roadways.

Click here to view the presentation from the open house.

The open house was a come and go format with no formal presentation. Residents and stakeholders had the opportunity to review and comment on the committee findings and recommendations on the traffic concerns identified on Squamish Boulevard.


 
The City of Lethbridge hosted an open house to discuss traffic concerns on Squamish Boulevard and connecting roadways on November 15th, 2011.  Thanks to the more than 100 Lethbridge residents who attended.
 
The open house was a come and go format with no formal presentation. Residents and stakeholders had the opportunity to volunteer on a citizen committee, which will work with City staff and consultants to develop solutions to help alleviate the traffic concerns identified on Squamish Boulevard.
 
 
On December 13, 2011, a citizen committee meeting consisting of four City of Lethbridge staff, three members of a consulting team (Associated Engineering) and six resident members  from the neighborhood met for the first time.
 
The agenda included:

 

  • What was heard at the Open House
  • Overview of Triple Bottom Line Approach
  • Identify Criteria and group into categories

The citizen committee members voted on the criteria that was received for the initial open house held on November 15, 2011. This information was processed to assign a weighting to each criteria to be brought forward at the second committee meeting.

On January 17, 2012 the citizen committee met for the second time.

The committee members prioritized all the solutions that were heard from the open house and meetings. The residents selected the top six criteria for the consultants so they can be processed to be evaluated and brought forward at the next committee meeting.

The next meeting will be held in February 2012.


Robert Kovacs
Senior Project Administrator
City of Lethbridge
Phone: 403 320-3185
robert.kovacs@lethbridge.ca