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Downtown construction starts May 15

City of Lloydminster crews and ASL Paving will begin downtown upgrade work on May 15 to be completed by early October, weather permitting, say city planners.

Work will take place from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays.

Phase 1 road closures: Monday, May 15 to Thursday, June 15

  • The intersection of 49 Avenue and 50 Street will be closed in all directions, along with 50 Street between 50 Avenue and 49 Avenue.
  • The intersection of 50 Avenue and 50 Street will remain open during Phase 1.
  • The intersection of 49 Avenue and 50 Street will reopen before Phase 2 begins.

Phase 2 road closures: Thursday, June 15 through Friday, October 6

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  • The intersection of 50 Avenue and 50 Street will be closed in all directions, along with 50 Street between 50 Avenue and 49 Avenue.
  • The intersection of 49 Avenue and 50 Street will be open to north, south and eastbound traffic.

Downtown Parking & Navigation

During construction, 24 temporary parking stalls will be available at Synergy Credit Union at the corner of 49 Avenue and 49 Street. These temporary parking stalls will replace the 20 spots that will be unavailable during construction.

Detour and local traffic only signs will be placed throughout the area to show traffic and visitors how to access properties while avoiding the construction site.

There will be no parking or pedestrian access permitted in the work zone until the end of the construction period. Emergency access will be maintained to all affected businesses at all times through alternate routes.

During construction, access to properties along 50 Street will be restricted, and portions of existing sidewalks will be left in place to permit access to business front doors. Back alleys will remain open at all times for business owners, employees and customers.

The city indicates the central business district rehabilitation project involves replacing and upgrading underground municipal infrastructure throughout the downtown core. Further work includes removing and reconstructing the roadway surface, sidewalks, benches and other public amenities as they bring these in line with the Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan.

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