August 22nd, 2017

Open house for 3 Ave. project Wednesday


By Jensen, Randy on June 19, 2017.

LETHBRIDGE HERALD

The City of Lethbridge is inviting the public to an open house of its 3 Avenue South reconstruction project on Wednesday from 2-6 p.m. in the ATB Financial Community Room at Casa.

Funding for the reconstruction of 3 Avenue from 4 Street to 8 Street South was recently approved by city council in the new 2018-27 Capital Improvement Program. The open house will inform the community of the project design and consult with stakeholders on the staging of construction, the City said in a release.

Based on the important work of past planning studies, 3 Avenue reconstruction will focus on streetscaping, a term used in urban design to describe bringing together all elements that give a street character. It will aim to increase accessibility for pedestrians, while still meeting the needs of motorists.

Streetscaping looks at things like lighting, seating, paving materials and plants/trees. The project will also upgrade underground infrastructure (Scenic Drive to Stafford Drive) and improve access, traffic efficiency and safety making it a more vibrant and pedestrian friendly street.

Open house participants will also be able to see the detailed design from 4-8 Street and preliminary design from Scenic Drive to 4 Street and 8 Street to Stafford Drive.

Construction is anticipated to begin in 2019 and be completed in 2020. To learn more visit http://www.lethbridge.ca/3AveReconstruction.

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One Response to “Open house for 3 Ave. project Wednesday”

  1. phlushie says:

    Could we remove the colored crosswalks? Just like the City. We have decided to do it, now we will consult the people of the city and tell them what we are doing. I think this is another cart before the horse and another nail in the coffin for the present city council. Thanks for keeping us informed of the additional taxes we are going to have to pay for your ideas.


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