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Downtown construction wraps up for the season

All roads in downtown Lethbridge are open again as construction wraps up for the season. 

New traffic signals are in place at the intersection of 4 Avenue and 7 Street South and the section of road has re-opened to vehicles with some changes. 

“Thank you again to the businesses on 7 Street and 4 Avenue, as well their customers and all those impacted downtown, for their patience throughout the disruptions caused by this important infrastructure and construction project,” says Crystal Scheit, urban revitalization manager. “The hardship of construction on a business is undeniable, but so are unexpected watermain breaks throughout the winter months. We’re so happy to have reached this significant milestone ahead of the holiday shopping season.” 

The road now has dedicated bike lanes, separated from the road by parking and barricades. The project was needed to replace 100-year-old water infrastructure and the city used the opportunity to install bike lanes while the street was torn up. 

“I know businesses and customers alike will be thrilled the construction has been completed,” says Sarah Amies, executive director for the Downtown BRZ. “While the last couple of months of construction disruptions have posed some navigational challenges, the end results have produced beautifully paved roadways with clear directional lines.” 

Crews will be back in the area next year to finish up some asphalt and concrete work. 

 BACKGROUND: Watermain renewal, new bike lanes expected to cause downtown delays

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