The City of Kamloops and Trans Mountain are working together to mitigate the impacts of pipeline construction on Kamloops residents. To accommodate the pipeline construction, which is expected to begin as soon as this spring, the Ord Road Dog Park in Brock will be temporarily closed to the public. Trans Mountain has agreed, as part of the pipeline construction impacts, to finance the construction of a new dog park on Aviation Way to help area residents and their dogs stay active. The new park will be open before the Ord Road park is closed.
“We recognize how important physical activity is to people and their pets, and we understand that the temporary closure of a dog park can have a significant impact on residents’ ability to stay active,” said Lizette Parsons Bell, Director of Stakeholder Engagement & Communications for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. “We appreciate our ongoing collaboration with the City of Kamloops and are pleased to plan and finance the construction of a new park that will provide residents a place to take their dogs during construction and that will be a lasting legacy for the community.”
Once pipeline construction in the area is complete, the new Aviation Way park will remain open, and the Ord Road Dog Park will be restored and reopened to the public.
“We’re happy to see the additional investment in Kamloops,” said Jen Fretz, the City’s Civic Operations Director. “The end result will be two dog parks in an area that is already well used by dog owners.”
In advance of the Trans Mountain construction in March, the City will perform its own rock face mitigation work along Ord Road. The dog park will remain open during the City’s construction work; however, traffic control and occasional detours will be in place during this time. The City’s work is tentatively scheduled to start in late January and be complete in March. Motorists and pedestrians are asked to use caution when approaching the area and to obey all posted signage.
For more information or to sign up for Trans Mountain Kamloops construction updates, please visit TransMountain.com/Kamloops.