August 12, 2016

Whoop Up Drive Road Construction Aug 15-19

Roadwork on Whoop-Up Drive could affect daily commute

Whoop-Up Drive will be reduced to two lanes in each direction at the Scenic Drive South overpass starting at 7 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 15 until Friday, Aug. 19. The lane closure and speed reduction are necessary to accommodate the construction of an emergency median crossover. Motorists are advised to drive with caution and obey posted signs.

Later this month, work will begin to construct a second emergency median crossover on Whoop-Up at the University Drive overpass.

The emergency median crossovers are part of the City of Lethbridge’s plan for managing traffic on Whoop-Up during an emergency situation when one direction of travel is closed. The crossovers will allow for two-way traffic to be maintained.