As construction nears completion at the new Lethbridge Regional Park 'n' Ride Transit Terminal, road work around the facility is also progressing.
On Friday, August 2 the intersection of 5 Ave and 8 St will re-open to traffic allowing for through traffic on 8 St and east on 5 Ave to Stafford Drive. This includes access to both entrances of the Lethbridge Public Library. The road will open as a three way stop until the permanent traffic lights are installed.
As the contractor progresses west down 5 Ave, the intersection of 5 Ave and 7 St will fully close on Friday, August 2. This will result in no through traffic on both 7 St as well as 5 Ave from 8 St to 7 St. This area has already experienced limited closures over the last several days as crews complete work on a watermain repair.
The 5 Ave and 7 St intersection will re-open later in August ahead of the Park 'n' Ride Transit Terminal opening.
These intersection changes are required to enhance pedestrian safety and increase traffic control measure around the new facility ahead.
New signal lights will be installed at both intersections to manage additional traffic anticipated with the opening of the Park 'n' Ride Transit Terminal. To improve pedestrian safety, the sidewalks will be constructed with 'bulb outs' which is a curb extension to reduce the crossing distance and improves sight lines.
Lethbridge Transit will be rerouted around the construction but the detour will not impact route times or pickup/drop-off locations.
The Lethbridge Regional Park 'n' Ride Transit Terminal will create a vibrant, safe and convenient transit hub in downtown Lethbridge. The facility will provide residents with a comfortable and safe location to access City transit services that is protected from weather and offers amenities such as transit pass purchases and washroom facilities.
Regional connectivity is also a major benefit of the new Park 'n' Ride. This building creates an easy to access location that can connect current and future regional transit services to the Lethbridge Transit system.
This project includes a three level parking structure adding 293 stalls of needed downtown parking. More parking opens up exciting opportunities to develop and grow our downtown core.
For more information on this project visit www.lethbridge.ca/parknride.
For Public Inquiries:
Call 311 | Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Robert Kovacs, Sr. Project Administrator
Transportation Operations, City of Lethbridge