Over the next week, motorists can expect temporary lane closures and the blocking off of some parking spaces on 3 Avenue between Scenic and Stafford Drive. Please use caution in this area and watch for posted signage.
These closures are required as crews investigate underground utilities as part of the planning and design of the 3 Avenue reconstruction project.
The reconstruction of 3 Avenue from 4 Street to 8 Street South is set to begin in 2019. This project was approved by City Council in the 2018-2027 Capital Improvement Program last spring. It also includes the upgrade of underground infrastructure from Scenic Drive to Stafford Drive. The goal of the project is to improve access, traffic efficiency and safety, making it a more vibrant and pedestrian-friendly street. It is also heavily focused on Streetscaping which looks at things like lighting, seating, paving materials, plants and trees.
Exploring the underground utilities now will help identify any challenges and minimize disruption to the community during project construction.
For more information on this project visit: www.lethbridge.ca/3AveR econstruction
Craig Richter, City of Lethbridge Project Manager