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Construction delays in Westsyde to impact traffic for rest of the week

Construction at Yates Road and Westsyde Road will continue to slow traffic for the rest of the week.
September 27, 2017 - 2:59 PM

KAMLOOPS - The commute on Westsyde Road will continue to be a headache for drivers this week as a construction delay is holding up a project.

Work on the North Thompson emergency water intake tie-in at Yates Road is taking longer than expected and traffic will remain single lane in both directions until Friday, Sept. 29, according to a City of Kamloops media release.

In addition to the traffic delays during the extended construction, residents in Westsyde are being asked to minimize water usage and turn off all irrigation.

"After water service has been restored, the water supply may be discoloured due to disturbed deposits in the pipes; however, it is not harmful as the water has been treated," Capital Projects manager Darren Crundwell says in a media release. "In addition, air may be present in piping. It is advisable to run cold water through the bathtub faucet for several minutes to eliminate both the air and discoloured water."

Though the delay in construction will impact the commute on Westsyde Road, the good news for area residents is work on the Grasslands Boulevard project, that has been impacting traffic about a kilometre north of Yates Road, was completed today, Sept. 27, the City says.

The newly installed traffic lights have not yet been turned on, but the construction crews and flaggers are no longer on site.

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