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Kamloops road construction goes through the night

Repaving on the Overlanders Bridge.
Image Credit: City of Kamloops/flickr
July 24, 2015 - 6:30 PM

KAMLOOPS – Crews will be doing night work as construction continues on the Overlanders Bridge in Kamloops.

The bridge will be reduced to a single lane between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m., July 24, with traffic control personnel in place, according to a media release from the city.

On Monday, the west off ramp at the south end of the bridge will be closed for approximately three weeks. During the closure, all south bound traffic will be detoured to Seymour Street. 

The city says heavy trucks should avoid the Overlanders Bridge and use alternate routes. All trucks will be detoured to the Trans Canada Highway via Seymour Street, and not permitted access up or down First Avenue off Seymour Street.

As well, the west bound curb lane of Columbia Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue will be temporarily closed to allow a dedicated right turn onto Columbia Street off First Avenue.

From Monday, July 27 through to Friday, July 31, traffic will be reduced to a single lane on Victoria Street West from Mission Flats Road to the Overlanders Bridge with traffic control personnel in place. A minimum of two travel lanes in each direction on the bridge deck will remain open.

Both the Fortune Drive sidewalk and the pedestrian ramp connecting Fortune Drive to Tranquille Road remain closed to pedestrians.

On Columbia Street, traffic is restricted to the east bound and westbound curb lanes only.

All driveway accesses on Columbia Street between Third Avenue and Sixth Avenue are now permanently restricted to right in, right out — meaning turning movements of vehicles are restricted.

The south sidewalk between Third Avenue and Sixth Avenue remains closed. Pedestrians are advised to use the north sidewalk and the crosswalks at Third Avenue and Fourth Avenue to access the south side businesses or hospital.

On the North Shore, there will be closures on 12th Street between Tranquille Road and Lethbridge Avenue with detours in effect.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Dana Reynolds at or call 250-819-6089. To contact an editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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