Starting Thursday, September 2, Alberta Transportation will be conducting rehabilitation work on the Highway 25 bridge over Highway 3. Work will be completed in two stages, with northbound rehabilitation being completed in 2021 and southbound being completed in 2022.
With Stage 1, the northbound lane on the bridge will closed and detours will be in place. Southbound lanes will remain open with the speed limit reduced to 50 km/h. The eastbound Highway 3 ramp to northbound Highway 25 will be closed and traffic will be detoured using local roads.
For traffic coming from Lethbridge, the following routes will be affected:
- Northbound University Drive to westbound Highway 3 (to Coalhurst/Fort Macleod/Calgary) will need to use Walsh Drive and Westside Drive
- Northbound University Drive/Highway 25 (to Picture Butte) will need to use Bridge Drive and then back west on Highway 3 to Highway 25
- Northbound University Drive to eastbound Highway 3 (to Coaldale/Taber/Medicine Hat) will remain unaffected
Eastbound Highway 3 will be reduced to a single lane when overhead bridge work is occurring.
This stage of work by Alberta Transportation is expected to be completed by the end of October 2021, weather permitting. Stage 2 is expected to start in Spring 2022.
Information Message Boards have been placed for additional public awareness. Motorists are advised to drive with caution in this area and follow posted detours.
For Public Inquiries/Updates:
Visit Alberta Transportation 511