Bethel Transit Terminal Project
Building is starting!
Construction on the new terminal is beginning and so you'll start to see a lot of changes on the site. Fencing is going up and construction buildings and machinery will begin to arrive on site. Then the digging will commence. What this means for our customers however is that there will be changes in how service is being provided in the interim. With areas being used for construction, in order to keep our customers safe we'll have to make some changes to the staging of the buses.
Ground Breaking Ceremony
On May 14, 2013 Transit hosted an official ground breaking for the Bethel Transit Terminal. We were fortunate to have in attendance representatives from all three levels of government. The ground breaking acknowledge the contributions from government to help in building the terminal. through Green TRIP the province is providing more than $13 million dollars toward the project. The County is providing just under $5 million and through gas tax money, the Federal government is providing just over $4.5 million. The project is anticipated to be completed in late 2013.
In photo: MLA, Dave Quest, MLA, Cathy Olsen, Councillor Peter Wlodarczak, Minister Ric McIver (MLA), Councillor Jason Gariepy, Councillor Brian Botterill, Mayor Linda Osinchuk and Minister Tim Uppal (MP)
Service changes starting May 6, 2013
- Commuter buses will no longer park on Broadway Blvd
- Commuter buses will now load and unload on Bethel Drive
- Local buses 421, 422 and 423 will load and unload north of the recycle station on Bethel Drive
- The southwest portion of the parking area will be used for construction resulting in reduced public parking
- Transit customers may experience slight delays due to these changes
- Buses will not necessarily arrive in numeric order but will park on their designated side (north or south) of the recycle station
Currently, we have lost approximately 100 parking stalls because of construction. The good news is that the loss of these stalls is temporary. We anticipate that they will be restored to us by August, in time for back-to-school, when a new area of the parking lot will be made accessible to our customers. We'll keep you in the loop.
If you are finding it difficult to find parking during these summer months, please consider using the Transit Centre off Wye Road, or one of our satellite lots.
Bethel Transit Terminal Roadwork
Associated with the building of the new Bethel Transit Terminal are updates to the current road infrastructure in order to accommodate the increased traffic. The following intersection construction improvements will be completed this year, the anticipated start is June 2013.
Broadway Boulevard and Bethel Drive intersection
- Installation of traffic signals.
- Minor roadway improvements and pavement markings.
Bethel Drive and Sherwood Drive
- Left turn bay constructions in the eastbound to northbound direction.
- Work will include the realignment of the existing median, streetlight relocation, the installation of new traffic signal head and signs as well as roadway improvements and pavement marking.
If you have any further questions regarding the roadwork at the above intersections please contact transportation and Agriculture project manager, Cody Thordarsen at Cody.email@example.com.
We encourage you to watch this page for updates on the project as it progresses.
Strathcona County Transit's mission:
To provide local, intermunicipal and specialized public transit services for the community that are Customer-focused, Accessible, Reliable, Efficient and Safe (CARES).
Last updated: Thursday, June 13, 2013
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