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Lane closures start Thursday evening for Whoop-Up Drive bridge coating

​The bridge coating project on eastbound Whoop-Up Drive will start the evening of Thursday, May 30 and motorists should be aware of lane closures to accommodate this work.

  • Thursday Evening - May 30, 2019
    • 7pm to 5am – 1 westbound lane and 2 eastbound lanes will be closed on the Whoop-Up bridge deck as crews put barriers in place. The speed will be reduced to 50 km/hr.
  • Friday, May 31 to approximately Oct 3, 2019
    • Starting at 6am – all 3 westbound lanes will be re-opened and 2 eastbound lanes will be open on the Whoop-Up Bridge deck. One eastbound lane will be closed for the remainder of the project (May 31 to approximately October 3) and the speed limit will be reduced to 50 km/hr.

In order to protect this important City infrastructure and maintain safe conditions for residents, it is necessary to maintain the bridges in our transportation network. The eastbound Whoop-Up bridge was built in 1973 and the coating now needs to be replaced to maintain the integrity of this structure. 

For more information on this project visit:

For Public Inquiries:
Call 311 | Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Media Contacts:
Richard Brummund, Road Infrastructure Manager
City of Lethbridge
Phone: 403-329-7337