Kamloops, BC – The City of Kamloops has contracted Extreme Excavating Ltd. to construct Phase 1 of the Peterson Creek Multi-use Pathway. Construction is expected to begin within the next two weeks, with completion scheduled for late spring 2018. During construction, some trails within Peterson Creek will be closed to the public for safety reasons. Residents are asked to avoid the construction area and obey all posted signs and fencing.
This paved, 3 m wide, 1.7 km pathway will include lighting, signage, rest areas with benches, and other amenities and will provide pedestrians and cyclists with a safe and direct link between Sahali and the City Centre.
The City invites residents to view the final design of Phase 1 at an open house on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Residents are invited to drop in between 6:00 and 8:00 pm at the Thompson Rivers University Mountain Room in the Campus Activity Centre. City staff and design consultants will be available to answer questions about the project design and construction.
This pathway was identified as a key connection within the City’s active transportation network in the Pedestrian Master Plan, the Bicycle Master Plan, and the Trails Master Plan. The pathway is funded, in part, by a $1 million dollar grant from BikeBC, a provincial government program that funds cycling infrastructure programs. Future phases are proposed to include connections to Lower Sahali at Bestwick Drive and Upper Sahali along Summit Drive.
Project details and updates can be found at www.kamloops.ca/capitalprojects.
Liam Baker, Utilities Engineer
City of Kamloops