LETHBRIDGE – The City of Lethbridge says as crews close in on the final stages of the Métis Trail West construction project, drivers should be on the lookout for required road closures over the next several weeks.
Starting Wednesday, Aug. 8, work will begin on the final asphalt paving in the University Drive/Walsh Drive/Heritage Boulevard West Intersection area.
A release states this will require a series of lane closures over approximately one week, weather permitting.
Northbound and southbound traffic on University Drive will be maintained at all times but will be reduced to a single lane each way.
A roundabout will be constructed at the intersection of Métis Trail and Country Meadows Blvd, and in order to facilitate this work, the existing access to the Country Meadows community will be closed.
A temporary access has been built onto 30 Street West from Country Meadows Blvd to provide access during construction.
It’s anticipated the closure will begin on Aug. 8 and will be in place for approximately six weeks, weather permitting.
The pathway connecting Country Meadows to West Highlands will remain open as long as possible but will need to be closed at some point according to the City to facilitate construction.
Drivers are asked to use caution in all of the construction zones and to follow the posted detour signage.
The Métis Trail project began in 2017 and includes the construction of Métis Trail from Walsh to Whoop-Up Dr W. as well as intersection improvement at University Dr W/Walsh Dr W to handle increased volumes.
The project is on schedule to be completed this September.
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