News from Kamloops

July 15, 2015

Overlanders Bridge Project – Closure of West Off Ramp

Kamloops, B.C. – Motorists are advised that starting Wednesday, July 22, the west off ramp at the south end of the Overlanders Bridge will be closed for approximately three weeks as construction moves into the next phase.   

During the closure, detour signage will be in place directing all south bound traffic to Seymour Street.  Motorists are reminded of the 30 km/hr posted speed through the construction zone.

If possible, heavy trucks should avoid the Overlanders Bridge and use alternate routes. All heavy trucks traveling south bound across the bridge will be detoured to the Trans Canada Highway via Seymour Street. Detour signs will be posted. Be advised that heavy trucks (over 10,900 kgs) are not permitted access up or down 1st Avenue off Seymour Street.

“More than 40% of the Overlanders Bridge project work is now complete.  We’re on schedule and on budget,” says Jen Fretz, Director of Public Works and Utilities. “We’ve tried to be transparent with residents right from the beginning of this project about anticipated congestion and delays. We ask that people continue to be patient during their commute.”

The Overlanders Bridge Rehabilitation project includes repairs and resurfacing of the bridge deck, as well as reconstruction of the west side pedestrian sidewalk and the Fortune Drive overpass, and resurfacing of the north and south roadway approaches.  Work is scheduled for completion, October 2015.

For information about the Overlanders Bridge project, and to view real time traffic through the web cams, go to: www.kamloops.ca/kammute.

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Media Contact:
Jen Fretz, Director of Public Works and Utilities
City of Kamloops
250-828-3697
jfretz@kamloops.ca