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Significant delays coming to Victoria Street West, again

West Victoria Street at Overlanders Bridge on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019.
Image Credit: Let's Talk Kamloops
November 07, 2019 - 12:22 PM

Motorists and transit users are advised to plan accordingly next week as construction crews move onto the fourth stage of the Victoria Street West project.

The City says in a release issued today, Nov. 7, crews will pave Victoria Street West east of the Overlanders Bridge near Craftsman Collision and Signature Signs and Printing on Wednesday, Nov. 13.

This is the final section of the Victoria Street West project to be paved and motorists should expect significant delays. The City advises commuters to consider alternate routes that day.

Both Craftsman Collision and Signature Signs and Printing will remain open and accessible. Directional signage and flaggers will be in place to assist motorists withs accessing these businesses.

The Route 10 - North Shore TRU Express will be directly impacted and delays will be felt on all routes at various times during the day due to interconnections within the transit system, the release says.

Crews will also be pouring sidewalks and the remaining driveway letdowns on the north side of Victoria Street West during the week of Nov. 12. All Victoria Street West businesses will remain accessible.

Crews are working to have all lanes of traffic open and pedestrian access restored throughout the corridor for the winter by the end of 2019, according to the City’s Capital Projects Manager, Darren Crundwell.

Next spring and summer, landscaping work will continue, hydro poles will be removed, remaining sidewalk panels will be installed and paving any additional remaining work will be completed.

The City also reminds residents that the 30 kilometre an hour reduced speed limit is still in effect throughout the entire construction zone which extends westbound from Lansdowne Street at 2 Avenue to the Overlanders Bridge and eastbound from the Overlanders Bridge to Seymour Street West across from the BCLC upper parking lot access.

Fines for speeding in a work zone start at $196.

Traffic webcams and project updates can be found at the Let's Talk Kamloops webpage here.

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