The self-cleaning washroom on 6 St (Crabb Street) and 4 Ave. S. will be removed on Thursday, September 19. This decommissioning is happening now that the downtown Lethbridge Transit hub has moved from 4 Ave. to the Lethbridge Regional Park 'n' Ride Transit Terminal where new public washrooms are available.
To facilitate the removal of the structure, a crane will be on site in the early morning hours to minimize the impact to traffic and local businesses. Workers will be on-site throughout the day to complete concrete work. The sidewalk will be barricaded with pedestrian detours in place. Both motorists and pedestrians are asked to use caution in this area.
The Crabb Street washroom opened in the summer of 2016 to address a need for an accessible public washroom located in close proximity to the 4 Avenue downtown transit hub for passengers and drivers.
The decision to remove the washroom is due to the relocation of the downtown transit hub to the new Transit Terminal at 705 – 5 Avenue South, where washrooms are available with regular cleaning/maintenance and on-site security. In addition, public washrooms in the downtown are still available seasonally in Galt Gardens and year-round at various City facilities.
Higher than anticipated maintenance costs and low volume of use are also factors in the decision to decommission the washroom from its existing location.
The City will store the structure while exploring other options for its use.
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Andrew Malcolm, Urban Revitalization Manager
City of Lethbridge