On Wednesday, November 13, crews will pave Stage 4 of the Victoria Street West Project east of the Overlanders Bridge near Craftsman Collision and Signature Signs and Printing. This is the final section of Victoria Street West to be paved. Motorists should expect significant delays, and commuters may want to consider taking alternate routes that day. Both Craftsman Collision and Signature Signs and Printing will remain open and accessible. Directional signage and flaggers will be in place to assist motorists with accessing these businesses.
Transit users should also expect significant delays. Route 10 - North Shore TRU Express will be directly impacted and, due to the interconnections within the Kamloops Transit System, delays will be felt on all routes at various times during the day. All transit users are encouraged to plan accordingly.
During the week of November 12, crews will also be pouring the remaining driveway letdowns and sidewalks on the north side of Victoria Street West. All Victoria Street West businesses will remain accessible.
“We apologize for the significant delays that motorists and transit users have been experiencing while crews are working in Stage 4, particularly those people travelling down Summit Drive or on Mission Flats Road,” said Darren Crundwell, the City’s Capital Projects Manager.
“The City and Extreme Excavating appreciate the patience of motorists, transit users, and pedestrians as well as the businesses and residents along the Victoria Street West corridor as crews work to have all lanes of traffic open and pedestrian access restored throughout the corridor for the winter by the end of 2019. Next spring and summer, landscaping work will continue, hydro poles will be removed, remaining sidewalk panels will be installed, and paving and any additional remaining work will be completed.”
With approximately 30,000 vehicles currently travelling through the Victoria Street West corridor every day, safety remains a huge concern for construction workers, flaggers, and pedestrians. Motorists are reminded that the 30 km/hr reduced speed limit is still in effect throughout the entire construction zone, which extends westbound from Lansdowne Street at 2nd Avenue to the Overlanders Bridge and eastbound from the Overlanders Bridge to Seymour Street West across from the BCLC upper parking lot access. Fines for speeding in a work zone start at $196.
Project updates, traffic webcams, construction photos, and more can be found at LetsTalk.Kamloops.ca/VictoriaWest.