September 26, 2015 - 9:23 AM
KAMLOOPS - Beginning next week, construction crews in the city will be working on five different projects in the city, some short-term, others longer.
Here’s an update of closures or delays to expect.
Now that the west side of the bridge has been completed, crews are continuing work on the other side. Materials to finish the bridge are now on-site and will be installed shortly.
Night workers will remove the west side scaffolding. In the meantime, southbound traffic heading downtown will have to continue using the detour ramp. Heavy trucks travelling the same route must detour on the Mission Flats intersection or continue driving up towards Summit Drive. City staff remind all drivers to abide by reduced construction speeds.
If you happen to check the web cam for a traffic report and find out it’s not working, it’s probably because electrical work is happening on the bridge.
COLUMBIA STREET WIDENING
Today, Sept. 26, the north side travel lanes will be paved if weather conditions permit. Workers will start at 3 Avenue and move eastwards. Driveways and intersections on the route will be closed and traffic control will be in place to guide detours. Street lights are expected to go in this weekend. Lane painting, sidewalks and street signs will follow later this week.
Traffic could switch depending on the work completed. One travel lane in each direction will stay open. The Gleneagles bus will continue its reroute on Battle Street.
12 STREET RECONSTRUCTION
Tranquille Road to Lethbridge Avenue will be paved on Oct. 2 but gravel will be laid on the road this week. There may be intermittent rolling closures and detours will be in effect.
The Kamloops-Princeton Highway to Pacific Way will have preparation work for curbs, gutters and sidewalks. The roadway will also be prepped for paving and construction is set for Monday, Sept. 28 to Oct. 2. Night work is a possibility.
Drivers are advised to expect delays as there will be directional and alternating traffic. Transit will not be re-routed but some stops may close.
A new sanitary line will be installed next week between O’Connor Road and Kokanee Way. Drivers may have limited access to the area. Between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., there will be single lane alternating traffic throughout the week and possibly on the weekend. At night two lanes will be open.
Pedestrians and cyclists are permitted through the construction area and transit stops will be relocated temporarily.
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