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How West Victoria Street construction traffic flow changes will impact you

After three weeks of construction taking place downtown, the City of Kamloops has announced they will be making changes to traffic patterns to reduce congestion and increase pedestrian safety through construction zones.
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May 02, 2019 - 11:24 AM

KAMLOOPS — After three weeks of construction taking place downtown, the City of Kamloops has announced they will be making changes to traffic patterns to reduce congestion and increase pedestrian safety through construction zones.

After thorough monitoring of the traffic flow currently taking place through construction areas, the City will be making adjustments throughout the downtown core, according to a City of Kamloops press release issued today, May 2.

At 1 Avenue and Seymour Street, the north crosswalk of the intersection will be closed to pedestrians. The southbound right turn lane on 1 Avenue at Seymour Street will be realigned to permit right turns only from the dedicated right turn lane. Motorists turning right are reminded to yield to pedestrians using the west crosswalk.

At 1 Avenue and Lansdowne Street, motorists will now be allowed to turn right from Lansdowne Street at 1 Avenue. Between 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. this movement will be controlled by traffic control personnel.

At 2 Avenue and Lansdowne Street, temporary traffic control devices and traffic control personnel on Lansdowne Street will be relocated to west of the intersection. Motorists will not be able to turn right from Lansdowne Street to 2 Avenue. The City says motorists are encouraged to use all available lanes on Lansdowne Street and to zipper merge near 1 Avenue where the lanes converge to one.

Drivers are also reminded to be courteous to motorists exiting the parkades and parking stalls on Lansdowne Street to merge into traffic.

The City will continue to monitor traffic flow on the approaches to and through construction zones and will make adjustments when required.

To view traffic webcams in place of the construction zones visit the Let's Talk Kamloops website here.


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