News from Kamloops

February 19, 2014

Lansdowne Street Lane Closure and Wayfinding Signage for Tim Hortons Brier

Kamloops, B.C. - The City is preparing to host one of the biggest events of the year! The 2014 Tim Hortons Brier - Canadian Men’s Curling Championship takes place at Interior Savings Centre from March 1st to 9th.

The City expects a large amount of visitor vehicle and pedestrian traffic in the downtown area and is taking necessary precautions to ensure safety for visitors and residents alike. The City will be closing the curb lane on Lansdowne Street, directly behind Memorial Arena, from February 19th to March 11th to permit loading and unloading of equipment, food and beverages for the Brier Patch festivities taking place at the arena.

The City appreciates that there will be a lot of tourist traffic in the City Centre and wants to ensure the experience is a positive one. Consequently, the City will also be erecting wayfinding signage from Interior Savings Centre to Memorial Arena to assist pedestrians in finding their way between the two venues.

Residents are reminded that as Kamloops plays host to this international event, there may be added vehicle and pedestrian traffic throughout the city, so be sure to travel safe, wear bright and reflective colours, and obey all signs and traffic signals.

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Media Contact:
Jeff Thwaites, Traffic Technician
City of Kamloops
250-828-33392
jthwaites@kamloops.ca