The water transmission line that feeds the Mayor Magrath Drive South reservoir is more than 50 years old and needs to be replaced. This reservoir is located along the east side of the 300 block of Mayor Magrath Drive South, immediately south of the eastbound/westbound on-ramp to Highway 3.
Work to renew this water transmission line will begin Monday, May 8 and is expected to be complete by May 19, weather permitting. This water transmission line renewal will better assure the uninterrupted supply of potable water to both south Lethbridge reservoirs.
Although very little road excavation will be required, this project will affect traffic along the 300 block of Mayor Magrath Drive South as well as traffic accessing Highway 3 from northbound Mayor Magrath Drive. From May 8 to approximately May 19, the following lane closures will be in effect:
- The 300 block of Mayor Magrath Drive South will be reduced to one lane northbound and two lanes southbound
- The on-ramp from northbound Mayor Magrath Drive south to eastbound and westbound Highway 3 will be closed
While these closures are in effect, motorists are advised to access Highway 3 via 28 Street South, 30 Street North, Stafford Drive North, 43 Street or Scenic Drive. In addition, pedestrians and cyclists using the sidewalk/pathway on the east side of Mayor Magrath Drive South will be detoured to the west side of MMDS at 5 Avenue South and 3 Avenue South. Motorists are also advised to drive with caution in this area and follow posted detours.
This project will not affect water supply to any homes or businesses. Water supply to reservoirs will be managed so that water service to the community will not be affected.
Jeremy Charlesworth, Water and Wastewater Project Technologist
City of Lethbridge