August 17, 2015 - 10:30 AM
KAMLOOPS - As work continues on major roadways in the city two more projects are set to begin.
Aberdeen Drive from Pacific Way to Highway 5A will be repaved and sidewalks will be repaired. A left turn lane will be constructed at Van Horne Drive as well as minor improvements to drainage, curb and gutter systems. Temporary work was done on the roadway last year with the overhaul planned for a few years down the road, but the fast deterioration led the city to bump the project up to this year.
Dallas Drive between O’Connor Road and Silver Stream Road will receive major sanitary sewer system upgrades.
These projects will begin by the end of August or in early September. Commuters can expect minor delays and detours on both projects.
Meanwhile, the Overlanders Bridge southwest off-ramp is scheduled to re-open by mid-week. Crews will then start work on the southbound lanes of the southeast off-ramp. There will be detours in place for all southbound vehicles and buses traveling downtown with the detour for all southbound heavy trucks going through Mission Flats or up Summit Drive.
A minimum of only one lane in each direction remains open on the bridge deck. Crews continue to work on both the west sidewalk and west side of the bridge deck.
Crews have begun work on the north side of Columbia Street between Third Avenue and Sixth Avenue. Westbound traffic will move into the inside lane, while eastbound traffic will remain in the curb lane. The north sidewalk between Fourth Avenue and Sixth Avenue will be closed to all pedestrians, but the south sidewalk will re-open.
Buses traveling from downtown to Aberdeen are temporarily re-routed off Columbia Street.
Crews will begin the installation of concrete curbing on 12th Street between Tranquille Road and Lethbridge Avenue. Residents can expect intermittent full closures with detours in effect.
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