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Mayor Magrath Drive Functional Planning Study

About the Study

The City of Lethbridge is conducting a functional planning study for Mayor Magrath Drive from 6th Avenue South to 5th Avenue North.  The primary objective of this study is to develop a long term functional plan, for this important north-south arterial roadway, in order to accommodate future growth for modes of travel.

A number of options will be developed and evaluated during the study.  Lethbridge residents and businesses will have opportunities to provide input throughout the study process which is expected to run from 2015 - 2016.

Background

  • Mayor Magrath Drive is a major arterial road connecting the residential and industrial areas of north Lethbridge to south Lethbridge.
  • Portions of this roadway have experienced congestion raising safety concerns.
  • This study will determine possible future upgrades to accommodate road users as the city grows to a population of 130,000.
  • The Study will also recommend opportunities to incorporate transit, cyclists and pedestrians on this roadway, compatible with the principles and objectives of both the Transportation Master Plan and the Pathways Master Plan.

What's in the Study​

The objectives of the study are as follows:

  1. Assess existing traffic conditions including current traffic operations and safety
  2. Prepare functional plans for staged development to accommodate anticipated traffic demands for both interim  (110,000) population and long term (130,000 population) planning horizons
  3. Develop alternatives and recommend opportunities to accommodate a variety of transportation modes
  4. Identify a recommended implementation strategy and schedule

Public Engagement Activities

June 1, 2016 - Lethbridge residents are invited to attend a Public Feedback Session to learn more about the planning processes, ask questions and provide their input.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
4:30-7:30 p.m.
Presentation at 5:15 p.m.

Click here for more information about this session.
Couldn't make it to the information session? You can still view the presentation here and offer your comments via our online survey until June 30, 2016. 

September 9, 2015 - Lethbridge residents are invited to attend a Public Feedback Session to learn more about the planning processes, ask questions and provide their input.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
5-7:30 pm
Project Presentation at 5:15 pm
ENMAX Centre, 2510 Scenic Drive S.

Click here to view the presentation from the session.

Click here to provide feedback about the study.

Project Activities

  • Data collection including traffic data, traffic operations, safety data and planned infrastructure upgrades within the study area
  • Conceptual planning based on data collected and input from the surrounding businesses, residents, frequent users and the public
  • Develop and evaluate options and receive stakeholder input for consideration
  • Document the study findings and recommendations in a Functional planning study report

Key stakeholders and the general public will have opportunities to be involved throughout the project.

Project Manager

Richard Brummund, Manager - Road Infrastructure
403 329 7337