Kamloops, BC – The City would like to advise residents that construction for the Tranquille Sanitary Main Upgrade Project will start on Monday, May 11. The purpose of the project is to replace the sanitary gravity main on Tranquille Road from Southill Street to 12th Street.
Extreme Excavating Ltd., the successful proponent for the project, will begin Phase 1 on Monday. This phase will require complete closure of Tranquille Road from Southill Street to Desmond Street, with a detour via Gelrich Avenue. Transit will be rerouted to Greenfield Avenue, and stops will be temporarily relocated. Visit LetsTalk.Kamloops.ca/Tranquille for all detour information.
The project was originally slated to start in March of this year, before being delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The shift in schedule results in an extended completion date, likely summer 2021.
In addition to replacing the sanitary gravity main, proposed upgrades along the corridor include pedestrian paths, landscaping, and intersection and boulevard improvements. This scope of work has also been impacted by the pandemic, and updated design details will be available in the coming weeks.
While every attempt will be 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 carpooling, transit, cycling, or walking.
To view the project details and access up-to-date road information and traffic web cams during construction, please visit LetsTalk.Kamloops.ca/Tranquille.