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Temporary lanes opening around new west Lethbridge roadway

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Construction on the new Great Bear Boulevard on the city’s west side continues to progress well.

Starting Thursday (June 13)  people driving in the McMaster, Macleod Drive, and Mount Burke Boulevard areas will have access to new temporary lanes around Great Bear Boulevard.

These temporary lanes will allow for north and south traffic to continue on McMaster Blvd., preventing added congestion on University Drive which is also under construction.

The City of Lethbridge says this change might cause a slow-down in traffic in the area, so you should plan for extra time when travelling through that construction zone.

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The temporary lanes are expected to be in place for about a month.

The road is under construction to accommodate the new west side fire station #5.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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