News from Kamloops

February 24, 2017

Sanitary Main Replacement to Temporarily Close Rivers Trail Access

Kamloops, BC – Construction is starting near Kamloops Airport to replace the aging sanitary gravity main that services all Kamloops residents north of the Thompson River. This essential upgrade will begin at the North Primary Lift Station on Aviation Way and will result in the full closure of Aviation Way.

For safety reasons, vehicle and pedestrian access from Aviation Way to this popular section of the Rivers Trail will not be permitted until this phase of work is complete (anticipated to be late spring or early summer).

"This project requires us to dig very deep holes along Aviation Way that will span the full width of the road," says Darren Crundwell, Capital Projects Manager. "We know this section of the Rivers Trail is very popular, but our main concern is the safety of residents and workers in the area."

The project will be completed in multiple phases; the timing window will depend on the site conditions and river levels.

"Once river levels rise in late spring, the project will be paused and access to the Rivers Trail will be restored," says Crundwell. "When river levels recede in late summer, we will re-evaluate access based on where we are at in the project and site safety."

The final half of this project will follow the sanitary main along Tranquille Road, between Crestline Street and the bend just west of Aviation Way. This phase is tentatively scheduled for late summer.

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Media Contact:
Darren Crundwell, Capital Projects Manager
City of Kamloops

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