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Route changes coming for Overlanders Bridge construction

September 08, 2015 - 1:00 PM

KAMLOOPS - The final major traffic configuration of the Overlanders Bridge begins this week.

Crews will begin work on the east side of the bridge deck and traffic will move to the western lanes of the bridge. Motorists can expect single lane alternating traffic on the bridge most evenings starting at 9 p.m.

All southbound vehicles traveling downtown will continue to detour off the southwest ramp. This bypass remains in effect until the completion of the project. All southbound heavy trucks must detour through Mission Flats intersection or travel up Summit Drive.

The webcam feed at the south end of the bridge may be down intermittently during the week due to electrical work taking place in the area.

Crews also continue preparation work for the sidewalk on the north side of Columbia Street. The north sidewalk between Fourth and Sixth Avenues remains closed and pedestrian access to businesses will be accommodated as much as possible. Westbound traffic remains in the inside lane on the north side of the median and eastbound traffic remains in the curb lane on the south side of Columbia Street.

On Thursday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., crews will be replacing the water valve between Fourth and Fifth Avenues, resulting in temporary water shut down for those businesses on the north side of the 400-block.

This week the Route 7 Aberdeen bus returns to Columbia Street while the Route 9 Gleneagles traveling from downtown to Aberdeen will still be temporarily re-routed on Battle Street.

On the North Shore, crews continue preparation work on 12th Street for the sidewalk and roadway, including laying gravel and grading. Residents can expect intermittent, full closures with detours in effect.

Crews will be doing preparation work on Aberdeen Drive with milling commencing later in the week. Directional and alternating traffic will be maintained and motorists are advised to expect delays. Construction will take place Mondays to Saturdays, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. with possible night work.

Motorists can expect minor delays with single lane, alternating traffic on Dallas Drive between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Lanes will reopen to two-way traffic at night.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Dana Reynolds at or call 250-819-6089. To contact an editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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