Temporary Detour Update on 3 Avenue South - PSA

There has been a lack of communication from The City regarding recent utility construction work on 3 Ave South. We would like to acknowledge this lack of communication and apologize for the confusion.

Utility relocation for The City’s Green Line construction began yesterday, Thursday August 24, on 3 Avenue S.W., between 2 Street S.W. and 1 Street S.W. Cyclists on the temporary detour are required to dismount and walk around the utility construction area.

 This utility construction work taking place along the temporary walking and wheeling detour has caused confusion around the timing of detour’s removal, which is currently scheduled for Fall 2023. The detour, with the utility construction work happening, will remain in place through at least the month of September. 

 Meanwhile, The City is actively seeking input through a public survey on the performance of the detour to build an understanding of what worked well, what didn’t and to explore ways to improve future cycling infrastructure on 3 Avenue and throughout downtown.

 The City continues to review incoming feedback on the temporary detour, along with reviewing operational and survey data collected over the past few years. More information on these findings and options for both interim and permanent infrastructure for walking and wheeling on 3 Avenue will be forthcoming following the closure of the survey on September 11.

 Members of City Council have been instrumental in bringing concerns, like this, to our attention and advocating for the public.

 For more information on the 3rd Avenue South Walking and Wheeling Upgrades, please visit

The 3 Avenue temporary detour survey is available here.