Saturday June 10 will not only see the StreetFest activity return to downtown Lloydminster, but city planners say that phase two of summer construction will roll out.
As Phase one wrapped one week ahead of schedule, the second part of the Central Business District Replacement Program will run from June 10 to early October, according to the city.
From 6 a.m. on Saturday, motorists are advised the intersection of 50 Street and 50 Avenue will be closed. Also closed during that time is 50 Street between 50 Avenue and 49 Avenue. The closure is essential to facilitate the ongoing improvements to the underground infrastructure as the City of Lloydminster begins implementing the long-term Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan.
During construction, alternative traffic routes are being recommended. Detour signs will be put up to guide traffic around the construction zone, with 49 Avenue being the main thoroughfare to travel north/south through the city.
Phase 2 Road Closures
Saturday, June 10 through Friday, October 31, 2023, weather permitting
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 are available at Synergy Credit Union at the corner of 49 Avenue and 49 Street. These temporary parking stalls are intended to replace the spots unavailable during construction. Motorists are advised to use the dedicated parking stalls.
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.
The project scope being undertaken by the city consists of replacing and upgrading underground municipal infrastructure throughout the downtown core.