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Crews will begin overnight construction on highways in Kamloops next week

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June 12, 2019 - 11:10 AM

KAMLOOPS - Overnight construction on portions of Highway 5 and the Trans-Canada Highway in Kamloops will begin next week.

The work will take place between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. from Sunday to Friday, and is expected to be completed by the end of August, accourding to a Dawson Construction media release. The company will be be working to improve the conditions of the highways, on and off-ramps and cloverleaf exchanges around the city.

“We want to make sure the work is done safely, and is done right the first time,” project manager Jason Shank says in the release. “By working at night, our crews can focus on the task without the distractions caused by high traffic, congestion and impatient drivers.”

The project will happen in phases down the Trans-Canada Highway to the east, starting at the Copperhead Road exchange. On and off-ramps and sections of highway from Aberdeen to Valleyview will be repaved. Work on Highway 5 will happen from the Valleyview exchange to the CN junction. There will also be some repaving done to the Halston Connector Bridge.

Some on and off-ramps may be closed during construction times, and drivers will be directed to nearby exits to the city. Every ramp will reopen at 6 a.m. and stay open throughout the day to accommodate commuters.

The project is a $9 million undertaking, which is part of a provincial rehabilitation of highways that was approved by the Ministry of Transportation and Highways.

Updates on the project will be posted to Dawson Construction’s Facebook page here and Twitter feed @Dawson1922.

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