What to expect on Kamloops roads this week
By Dana Reynolds
Image Credit: City of Kamloops/flickr
June 19, 2015 - 4:39 PM
KAMLOOPS – Starting this weekend road construction projects around the city may require motorists and residents to take extra considerations.
Water will be shut off on Columbia Street between Sixth Avenue and Seventh Avenue from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, June 20. This will effect businesses and residents, but directional traffic will be maintained. The same day, due to the installation of an electrical crossing near Sixth Avenue, northbound motorists on Columbia Street will be detoured to Seventh Avenue via Dominion Street while southbound motorists will be unaffected.
Starting Monday, June 22, B.C. Hydro crews will be working at Columbia Street at Fourth Avenue. A minimum of two lanes on Columbia Street, one in each direction between Third Avenue and Sixth Avenue will remain open. The south sidewalk between these same two avenues is still closed. Pedestrians are advised to use the crosswalk at Fourth Avenue to access businesses on the south side, or use the crosswalk at Third Avenue to access the hospital.
The Tranquille Road entry ramp on to the bridge remains closed with the exception of emergency vehicles and transit and school buses as work on the Overlanders Bridge continues. Also, the sidewalk connecting Fortune Drive to Tranquille Road remains closed.
Starting Wednesday, June 24, traffic on 12th Street between Tranquille Road and Sherbrooke Avenue will be restricted to local only from 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. There may be detours for local traffic but traffic control personnel will assist residents. Pedestrian access on 12th Street will be limited as well.
The rest of the week, motorists should expect single alternating traffic, or two lane directional traffic on 12th Street.
Finally, crews are paving Highway 5 northbound from Inks Lake to the Copperhead overpass. Work will take place from 7 a.m to 7 p.m. daily through to June 27. A lane closure is in effect and speed limit is reduced to 60 kilometers per hour.
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