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UPDATE: City moving forward with Grasslands Boulevard extension

Grasslands Boulevard may be completed and paved before the end of 2016.
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February 17, 2016 - 2:30 PM

KAMLOOPS - The plan has long been to have a north roadway connection from Batchelor Heights to Westsyde and now the city hopes to have the work done this year.

City staff will be on hand at Arthur Stevenson Elementary School tomorrow evening, Feb. 18, to talk with the public about the project from 6 to 8 p.m..

Capital projects manager Darren Crundwell says it will primarily be an information session, though there is room for consultation.

“We’re partially through the design phase,” he says. “We can adjust things if it makes sense.”

He says the city met with residents who will be most impacted earlier in the month.

Crundwell says the project will directly affect 12 to 14 homes and a couple of streets connected to Grasslands Boulevard. One home the city already owns will be demolished.

“It’s been in the long term plan. It will create better connectivity for the neighbourhood,” he says.

Crundwell says he’s heard some concerns from residents about parking and traffic and notes the new connection will provide a secondary route into Westsyde, which may increase traffic. Parking concerns are being taken into consideration as well, he says.

The project should be done within the calendar year.

"It’s relatively straight forward,” he says. “If we start it by July or August I’m pretty confident we’ll get it done and paved in a couple months.”

To contact a reporter for this story, email Brendan Kergin at bkergin@infonews.ca or call 250-819-6089. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

— This story previously stated the meeting was Feb. 17 and has been corrected.

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