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Paving project will smooth out 42 km of Kamloops area roads

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September 08, 2014 - 2:40 PM

KAMLOOPS - The ministry is set to begin digging into a $7.8 million, 42-kilometre Kamloops area road paving plan Wednesday.

Dawson Construction of Kamloops was contracted to start working Sept. 10 on the Hwy 1 corridor from Vicars Road to Grand Boulevard. During the first phase they'll also tackle improvements to the westbound truck climbing lane from Aberdeen Underpass to Versatile Drive to help transport traffic move along smoothly. This construction project will take place during overnight hours to minimize disruption to motorists. 

After the Hwy 1 task is complete, the contractor will move on to Lac Le Jeune Road to begin a 20 km paving project from the Walloper Interchange to the Kamloops city boundary. The area is frequented by tourists, recreation users and the logging industry. It links Kamloops to Lac Le Jeune Provincial Park as well as surrounding resorts. 

Paving of an 11 km stretch of Westsyde Road from Black Pines to the McLure Ferry will take place in the final phase of the project. This area serves residential and agricultural residents as well as the Whispering Pines Indian Band community.

Work is scheduled to be finished by the end of October.

To contact a reporter for this story, email, call 250-819-3723. To contact the managing editor, email Marshall Jones at or call 250-718-2724.

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