Transit planning for detours to accommodate construction season

Medicine Hat – The City of Medicine Hat will see several major construction projects in 2024 and Transit Services will encounter delays and detours as a result.

“Road construction and closures can be frustrating for drivers,” says Gord Dykstra, Transit Manager, Medicine Hat Transit Services. “Transit experiences the same pressures, and must plan alternate routes to ensure our passengers can travel reliably to and from their destinations. During these times, we encourage transit riders to plan ahead and allow extra time to ensure they arrive at their destination when intended.”

3rd Street SE, Downtown Medicine Hat
The City is upgrading downtown’s water and sewer systems, originally installed back in the early 1900’s. Our goal is to ensure a reliable and future-proof utility network along 3rd Street SE. To learn more about this project, visit

Starting today, April 22, 2024, Transit will utilize various routes to detour around the construction, including 4th Street and 4th Avenue, as well as River Road. This project is expected to last until the Fall of 2024.  

Altawana Drive
The section from the bottom of Altawana Drive hill to 7th Street, will be closed for underground maintenance. This closure will require detours for the Route 10 NE and the Route 11 NW Crescent Heights, and may cause significant delays. Starting mid-April, Transit will detour using Parkview Drive and 12 St. NW to return to the downtown Transit Terminal.

Division Ave. South
The section from 4th St. to 13th St. along Division Ave. South will be under construction for the majority of the Summer, requiring detours for Route 21 Hospital.

To stay up to date with road closures (live) and major projects (updated regularly), visit

For more information on Transit detours and route planning visit,


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