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Transit Facility Expansion

​Current Status ​Complete
​Timeline ​Design: 2012; Tender: Fall 2012; Construction: 2013 - 2014
​Location ​619 4th Avenue North


The development looks at the modernization and expansion of the existing Lethbridge Transit facilities. The proposal is to expand the Transit bus storage capacity, reconfigure onsite vehicle storage capacity and modernize and expand existing office space.  


May 14, 2014 - The new facility is opening to the public on Friday, May 16, 2014.

March 4th, 2013 - Lethbridge City Council approve​d the awarding of an $8.9-million tender to the low bidder, Dawson Wallace Construction of Calgary for the project. Construction is expected to begin by late spring this year and be completed by the fall of 2014.


Lethbridge Transit operates conventional and accessible (Access-A-Ride) transit services as well as yellow school bus service. A total of 107 vehicles are stored and serviced at the transit facility and there are some 179 employees (15 of which are maintenance staff) working at the facility. The facility, originally constructed in the 1970's with an addition in 1984, is 7,400 m2 in size incorporating all transit functional activities -administration, operations, vehicle maintenance and servicing, and vehicle storage.


 The addition will include:
  • An extension to the West storage garage to create additional vehicle storage 
  • A new service line with a new environmentally friendly wash facility
  • Second floor on the existing office area

The renovations will include:

  • Modifications to the existing service line to create additional maintenance service bays including new hoists
  • Renovations to the existing main floor administration area
  • Improved customer service waiting area
  • Accessible building

The Site Development Includes:

  • Development of the grassed areas to the west and Northeast to meet the increased vehicle staging and parking requirements
  • Removal of the existing fueling station
The design will include environmentally sustainable building features where feasible.


To meet the facility expansion requirements for Lethbridge Transit projected to 2025.




​Source ​Amount
​Pay As You Go (PAYG) ​$1,000,000
​Grant - AMIP (Alberta Municipal Infrastructure Program) ​$15,382,000
​Total ​$16,382,000


Contact Information

Project Managers:
Ric Johnston
Building Project Manager
City of Lethbridge

Department Head:
Audra McKinley
Manager,  Lethbridge Transit

Design Consultants:
John Murray Architectural Associates
Red Deer, AB

Construction Consultants:
Dawson Wallace Construction
Calgary, AB