3 St SE Downtown Utility and Surface Upgrades

We're upgrading downtown’s water and sewer systems, originally installed back in the early 1900s. Our goal is to ensure a reliable and future-proof utility network along 3 Street SE.

Map showing work zone for utility upgrades
Project status
Phase 1: 3 Street SE (from 5 Avenue SE to South Railway Street) and 6 Avenue SE (from 2 Street SE to 3 Street SE)
Stage 1 Intersection of 2 Street SE and 6 Avenue SE 


Stage 2 Intersection of 3 Street SE and 5 Avenue SE  Ongoing
Stage 3 6 Avenue SE from 2 Street SE to 3 Street SE  Complete
Stage 4 3 Street SE from 6 Avenue SE to South Railway Street SE  Ongoing 
Stage 5 3 Street SE from 5 Avenue SE to 6 Avenue SE (including intersection)   


Phase 2: 6 Avenue SE (from 3 Street SE to 4 Street SE)
Pending future budget approval 2025

Project description

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This upgrade will span the 500 and 600 blocks between 5 Avenue SE and South Railway Street SE, and the 200 block of 6 Avenue SE between 2 and 3 Streets SE.

The City will benefit from improvements including enhanced sanitary sewer mains, water mains, storm systems, and utility services that connect to your property. We're also enhancing the sidewalks, adding new street furniture, planters, as well as trees and signage.

Looking forward, we're planning a similar rehabilitation for 6 Avenue SE between 3 and 4 Streets SE in 2025.

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Businesses are open!

Third Street is OPEN! Access to businesses on Third Street SE will be maintained during their regular operating hours throughout the duration of the construction.


Street parking along 3 Street will be impacted.

Complimentary parking is available 24/7 for businesses and their customers from April to September at:

  • Towne Square (10 spots)
  • Transit Parkade (20 spots on Level 3)

Map  More parking 


water pipes iconWater and sewer improvements

The water and sewer systems are vital for downtown, but our current infrastructure is outdated and beyond its expected lifespan, dating back to the early 1900s.

This project aims to replace these old pipes and make provisions for a future secondary water supply to the north River Flats neighborhood. It involves the renewal and enhancement of the sanitary sewer main, water main, storm drainage system, and the utility services that connect directly to your property.

road iconStreet improvements

The street improvements being completed along 3rd Street include sidewalk enhancements, street furniture, planters, trees, and improved signage. 

Business Resources

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computer iconDigital Toolkit

The City is committed to helping your business advertise that you, along with your neighboring businesses on 3rd Street, are open during construction. Here are some digital and printable tools that you can use to hang in your business window, hand out to customers, and post on your social media pages:

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How this project may affect you

car iconTraffic

Please watch for detour signage to ensure safety for all users.

water iconWater supply

We’ll provide advance notice (7-14 days) of any disruption to your water supply, except in an emergency. 


Get regular updates from the Project Manager

Watch this space for a sign-up to receive regular communication and updates from our Project Manager.

Questions or concerns? Email: threestreetdowntown@medicinehat.ca