In all construction areas, please obey all traffic control personnel, signage, and equipment when driving in the vicinity. Expect delays and plan accordingly.
Pride Parade - August 25, 2019
There will be temporary road closures in the Downtown area for the Pride Parade. For transit re-routing information, visit BCtransit.com.
Parking will be unavailable on certain areas on Victoria Street, Seymour Street, St. Paul Street and 2nd Avenue. The Parade will follow a rolling closure along the following route:
- St. Paul Street from 1st Avenue to 3rd Avenue
- 2nd Avenue from St. Paul Street to Seymour Street
- Seymour Street from 2nd Avenue to 5th avenue
- 5th Avenue from Seymour Street to Victoria Street
- Victoria Street from 5th Avenue to 2nd Avenue
- 2nd Avenue from Victoria Street to St. Paul Street
Trans Canada Hwy Overpass at Valleyview Drive to Russet Wynd
The City of Kamloops has contracted BA Dawson Blacktop Ltd. to carry out paving and curbing starting at the Trans Canada Highway Overpass along Valleyview Drive to Russet Wynd as part of a Valleyview Drive Road Improvements Project.
During the project, which begins Tuesday, August 6, 2019, traffic will be alternating single-lane, and traffic control personnel will be in place. Residents and motorists are asked to please obey signage and traffic controllers during this project.
The project includes:
• milling to gravel and repaving
• installation of bulb-outs at Russet Wynd and the bottom of Rose Hill Road
• installation of accessible bus pads at Strom Road and Orchard Drive
Construction is scheduled to occur Monday–Saturday, 7:00 am–5:00 pm and the project is expected to be complete sometime in Fall 2019.
TRANSIT IMPACTS: The bus stops along Valleyview Drive between the Trans Canada Highway overpass and Russet Wynd will be closed during the paving project, and transit detours will be put in place, including temporary bus stops.
The affected routes are the No. 16 (Juniper) and the No. 17 (Dallas). Heading east, transit will be rerouted from Valleyview to the Trans Canada Highway Frontage Road, down Trans Canada Highway East at Comazzetto Road to Vicars Road, down Glenwood Drive to Cardinal Drive, and then back onto Valleyview Drive.
The following bus stops will be closed for the duration of the project:
• 104660 Valleyview Drive at Rose Hill
• 104661 Valleyview Drive at Comazzetto
• 104700 Valleyview at Strom Road
• 104699 Valleyview at Knollwood Crescent westbound
• 104662 Valleyview at Knollwood Crescent eastbound
• 104698 Valleyview at Knollwood Crescent
• 104663 Valleyview at Orchard Drive
• 104664 Valleyview at Cardinal Drive
Temporary bus stops will be placed on the north and south sides of the Trans Canada Highway Frontage Road in front of Burger King as well as on on the north and south sides of Glenwood Drive, and the west side of Cardinal Drive. This information can also be found on the BC Transit website at BCTtransit.com/Kamloops.
Westsyde Road and Wawn Road/Porterfield Road
Crews will begin work at the intersection of Westsyde Road and Wawn Road/Porterfield Road on July 17, 2019, to update the intersection by installing a new, pedestrian-controlled signal and red and yellow caution lights. Work may result in lane closures; however, crews will maintain at least one open lane for travel in each direction at all times. Installing the equipment for the new intersection is expected to take two to three weeks. Motorists and pedestrians are asked to use extra caution during construction.
On- and Off-Ramps on the Trans Canada Highway Through Kamloops
Dawson Construction paving crews will begin paving on- and off-ramps on the Trans-Canada Highway and Highway 5 through Kamloops beginning the week of June 17, 2019. Crews will work Sunday to Friday, starting at 7 p.m. and finishing by 6 a.m. each day to lessen impacts on Kamloops highway motorists. The paving work will move in phases down the Trans-Canada Highway to the east, starting at the Copperhead Road exchange (exit 366). Dawson Construction will be posting updates on the progress of the project on Facebook and Twitter. Follow them @Dawson1922 to get up-to-date information.
Victoria Street West Improvements Project
The Victoria Street West improvements project is underway. Starting near 1st Avenue and scheduled over four stages, construction runs Monday to Friday, 7 am to 5:30 pm, with night and weekend work as required. Motorists and the public can view project updates on letstalk.kamloops.ca and traffic web cams here.