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Summer road work planned across Kamloops

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May 11, 2016 - 4:30 PM

KAMLOOPS - Construction season in Kamloops will feature a few major road projects again this year.

Notre Dame Drive will be getting resurfaced starting May 12, the city’s transportation coordinator Colleen Lepik says. Work between Columbia Street and Hillside Drive will continue until mid-July, although it may wrap up sooner if things go well, she says.

“There will always be two lanes of traffic,” she says, noting the road should not be completely shut down at any point.

The city is planning other road work this summer as well, but Lepik says the tendering process isn’t complete for other projects, so exact dates and lengths of construction haven’t been worked out yet.

The section of Pacific Way between Hugh Allan Drive and Aberdeen Drive is slated for work soon, including resurfacing and water infrastructure work.

"We’re hoping that one will start fairly soon," Lepik says.

The completion of Grasslands Boulevard in Batchelor Heights is also planned for this summer, and while no schedule is in place work is expected to end in September.

Lepik says, the work will connect the section of Grasslands Boulevard near Cantle Drive to a section at Woodhaven Drive, allowing for another route in and out of Westsyde. The city held consultations with the public earlier in the year for residents to voice thoughts on the construction.

Richmond Avenue will also be worked on between Seventh Street and Schubert Avenue, including the addition of a sidewalk.

Work is already taking place on Tumbleweed Bridge, also known as Lafarge bridge, and is expected to wrap up in August.

Last year construction on Columbia Street and on the Overlanders Bridge created delays for drivers trying to get in and out of Downtown.

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