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Tranquille Road upgrades

Kamloops, BC – The Kamloops North Shore Business Improvement Association today hosted a teleconference call between North Shore businesses and Kamloops City Public Works staff regarding the progress of the Tranquille Road Upgrades.

“It’s important that businesses have their voice heard on what’s going on with the Tranquille Road Upgrades,” said North Shore Business Association Executive Director Steven Puhallo, “due to the delays we were seeing and the impact businesses were feeling we felt it was time to get the facts directly from the City and directly to our members. Businesses are joyous for the improvements, but are frustrated at the affect the construction is having on their bottom line.”

The Tranquille Road Upgrades is an infrastructure initiative of the City of Kamloops that is a long term investment towards traffic, pedestrian and bike safety, as well as commercial growth on the North Shore. The project has 2 major elements, including the bike and pedestrian friendly development of the Rivers Trail extending from the Overlander Bridge to Royal Avenue and upgrades to lighting in the Tranquille Market Corridor.

“We’re happy to hear that the most disruptive part, the new multi use path, is still on track for completion on October 18,” said Puhallo, “Jim McNeely and Erin Felker at the City have been great for listening to the concerns of businesses and today’s progress update was very well received.”

“The Tranquille Corridor Upgrades are an important investment towards growing the North Shore.  It’s critical that North Shore residents show their community spirit by supporting affected businesses during construction. Take some time this weekend and see what’s going on and visit a business. You can show your North Shore pride by making purchases from businesses in the construction zone. Let’s live up to the saying, ‘We are the North Shore!’” stated Puhallo.

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