Our third bridge is long overdue. The project has been in the planning stages for years, and it's time we stop talking about doing it, and just do it. I’ve said before when dealing with our municipal issues it comes down to needs vs wants, and with our growing population the third bridge is a Need.
Lethbridge only has two major roadways crossing the Old Man River and these two thoroughfares are not enough for our daily commuters. These get seriously congested during morning and evening traffic, but traffic comes almost to a stop when there’s construction or a vehicle collision. A 10 minute commute becomes 30. But more than just the strain on our commuters, this is about our emergency services. For an ambulance that doesn’t have seconds to spare, minutes are too long.
Our third bridge is about more than opening an artery from our developing West side to our lucrative South, it’s about getting firefighters to a burning building in time to stop thousands of dollars in damages. It’s about getting police to a crime scene in time to prevent it from escalating. But more than anything else, it’s about getting our ambulances to the hospital in time to save a life.
As your Mayor, I have a plan to build Lethbridge’s much needed third bridge, and I will collaborate with our Provincial and Federal governments and other stakeholders to get this job done.
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