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Three public pathways in Kamloops closed for $200,000 revamp

This file photo shows the effects of erosion underneath the Yellowhead Bridge along the Rivers Trail. The current $200,000 revamp is to improve asphalt affected by erosion, weather, and destructive tree roots.
September 10, 2019 - 12:02 PM

KAMLOOPS - The City of Kamloops is undertaking three projects in an effort to revamp the pathways and courts around the city.

Parts of the pathways along the Rivers Trail, McArthur Island Park, and McDonald Park are being resurfaced, as well as a basketball court at McDonald Park.

Parks, sustainability and civic facilities manager Jeff Putnam says the work should be done by the end of next week if everything goes smoothly. He says the $200,000 project is part of ongoing maintenance.

“We inspect all of our pathways and multi-use courts every year,” Putnam says. “Over time, asphalt does degrade from weather, from erosion, and from tree roots... we just want to make a much more improved surface for people to enjoy.”

McArthur Island Park is having a complete pathway revamp along the west side of the park, which wraps around the disc golf course.

“Around the Rivers Trail section, we’re starting around the Colombo Lodge to Pioneer Park and another section kind of around the yacht club area and skate park,” Putnam says.

Short sections of the McDonald Park pathway are being touched up, as well as the basketball court.

Putnam says alternate pathways are in place for pedestrians.

Image Credit: City of Kamloops

Image Credit: City of Kamloops

Image Credit: City of Kamloops

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