City of Lethbridge Planning For Future Improvements to Whoop-Up Drive Interchanges

Lethbridge Road Infrastructure Manager, Richard Brummund

Lethbridge residents had a chance this week to see some planned improvements at two major intersections along Whoop-Up Drive, in order to increase future traffic flows.

Lethbridge residents had a chance this week to see some planned improvements at two major intersections along Whoop-Up Drive. The proposed recommendations are part of the City of Lethbridge’s Whoop-Up Drive Interchanges Functional Planning Study. Road Infrastructure Manager, Richard Brummund says it's all about increasing traffic flow on that heavily-used roadway. He says in the short term, the pl;an shows adding lanes at the east and west ends of Whoop-Up Drive at the Scenic and University Drive interchanges. Brummund says these planned improvements will be brought forward to City Council in the next budget cycle. He notes there are already bottlenecksin the areas and it's only going to get worse as the city grows and traffic flow increases. Right now, on average, there are nearly 45,000 vehicles which use Whoop-Up Drive every day. Brumund notes the long term plan for Whoop-Up Drive could change, depending a third river crossing in the future. The cost of this short-term project would be around $20 million. To see the full overview, click this link:  Whoop-Up Drive Study - Pat Siedlecki

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