This map shows the detour route following the closure of the intersection of 54 avenue and 47 street.

This map shows the detour route following the closure of the intersection of 54 avenue and 47 street.

Intersection in Riverlands to close for construction

A Riverlands intersection will be closed starting Wednesday as part of the Taylor Drive improvements project. The intersection of 54th Avenue and 47th Street in Red Deer will be closed for construction of the new Alexander Way and Taylor Drive intersection.

A Riverlands intersection will be closed starting Wednesday as part of the Taylor Drive improvements project.

The intersection of 54th Avenue and 47th Street in Red Deer will be closed for construction of the new Alexander Way and Taylor Drive intersection.

A City of Red Deer press release says that weather permitting, the intersection will remain closed until the end of September.

Businesses on 45th and 47th Streets, including Carnival Cinemas, will remain open and can be accessed through a detour on 45th Street (from Taylor Drive).

The following detour is in place for Carnival Cinemas: If northbound on Taylor Drive, turn left on 45th Street to the temporary entrance on 47th Street, west of 54th Avenue. If southbound on Taylor Drive, use the right turn lane and enter through the temporary entrance immediately on the right.

In addition, traffic is restricted to one lane in each direction on 45th Street along the river.

Drivers are reminded to adhere to all posted detour and traffic control signage.

There will also be transit disruptions in this area. Go to http://reddeer.ca/cityservices/transit/transit-disruptions-and-notices/ for more information.