Kamloops, BC - Starting Monday, July 6, Extreme Excavating will begin work on Stage 2 of the Tranquille Road Sanitary Main Upgrade Project. Stage 2 encompasses Tranquille Road from Desmond Street to Holt Street and is anticipated to be completed by mid-September.
Stage 1 (Tranquille Road from Southill Street to Desmond Street) also continues as crews complete road restoration work and install a multi-use pathway on the south side of Tranquille Road between Southill Street and Desmond Street.
From July 6 to 12, there will be a full closure of the Desmond Street and Tranquille Road intersection as crews install the new sewer main through the intersection. All vehicle traffic, with the exception of local traffic, on Tranquille Road between Southill Street and Holt Street will be detoured via Greenfield Avenue. Access to the Brock Shopping Centre and Desmond Street businesses and residences will be from Desmond Street. Transit will be rerouted to Greenfield Avenue and Sunnycrest Avenue. Bus stops will be temporarily relocated. Pedestrian access through the intersection will be maintained.
From July 13 to approximately mid-August, eastbound traffic, including transit, on Tranquille Road from Desmond Street to Holt Street will be allowed, however, all westbound traffic will be detoured via Greenfield Avenue. Transit (westbound/outbound) will be rerouted to Sunnycrest Avenue and Greenfield Avenue. Bus stops will be temporarily relocated.
All traffic and transit detour maps for Stage 1 and Stage 2 can be viewed at LetsTalk.Kamloops.ca/Tranquille.
Traffic webcams are in place on Tranquille Road at Desmond Street, at Southill Street, and at Holt Street. View the webcams and watch the construction progress at LetsTalk.Kamloops.ca/Tranquille.
While every attempt is made to minimize the impact on business owners, residents, motorists, transit users and pedestrians during construction, delays and congestion are inevitable and should be expected. Commuters are encouraged to consider using alternate routes or other modes of transportation, such as transit, cycling, or walking.
With the COVID-19 situation, Extreme Excavating is taking every precaution to help ensure the safety of crews and the general public within the construction site, including reducing crew numbers and following the guidelines for physical distancing set out by the Public Health Officer.