Three major highways and CP Rail’s main line all run through the city and with the continued development of the Canamex corridor and other regional infrastructure improvements, there is great opportunity for Lethbridge to become a major logistics or distribution centre for southern Alberta industry.
Key infrastructure facilities near Lethbridge also include the privately owned 22-track TransMark rail loading and marshalling yard facility and Lethbridge Airport, which also includes a significant amount of available land for expanded industrial use.
Did you know?
- The twenty-four hour border crossing at Coutts, Alberta and Sweetgrass, Montana connects Alberta’s export highway with U.S. Interstate 15 and is the 8th busiest border crossing in Canada in terms of trade traffic by road. In 2010 the crossing saw over $9 billion in trade.
- Ten times as much traffic moves across the western border (5,100/day) as moves between western and eastern Canada (500/day) on Hwy 1.
- The Coutts-Sweetgrass is the third most heavily used western border crossing with 460 crossings per day and the busiest crossing between B.C.’s Pacific Highway border and Manitoba’s Emerson crossing.
- The 100-year-old CP Rail High Level Bridge is the longest and highest viaduct bridge construction in the world. It is 1,624 meters long (equal to 12 football fields) and is constructed with 12,400 tons of steel.
Did You Know?
The Southern Alberta agricultural region has an annual production capacity of over 860,000 acres in canola crops - 21% of the Alberta total canola crops are grown here.