UPDATE: Due to rain and a watermain break in the area, the extended road closure on 5 Avenue North from 19 Street to 23 Street North will be delayed until Monday, July 9.
Starting Tuesday, July 3, the road closure on 5 Avenue North will extend from 16 Street North to 23 Street North so crews can continue to replace the watermain lines in this area.
Westbound traffic will be detoured to 6 Avenue North and eastbound traffic will be detoured to 5A Avenue North and 6 Avenue North (see map below). Motorists are asked to drive with caution in this area and follow posted speed limits.
Numerous breaks have occurred on the two watermains along 5 Avenue North between 16 Street North and 23 Street North. These watermains, installed in 1939 and 1954, have reached the end of their lifecycle, resulting in unreliable service to surrounding residents. The two watermains will be replaced by a single watermain to meet current standards and improve service.
This work is expected to wrap up by Saturday, October 13, weather permitting.
Jeremy Charlesworth, Water & Wastewater Project Technologist
City of Lethbridge