Tranquille Road Sanitary Main Upgrade Project Construction Resumes March 1
Kamloops, BC – Extreme Excavating Ltd. will resume work on the Tranquille Road Sanitary Main Upgrade – Phase 2 Project on Monday, March 1. Project completion is anticipated by fall 2021. Construction is scheduled to occur Monday to Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, with the possibility of some weekend or night work. In the event of any after-hours work, advance notification will be provided.
In 2020, Extreme Excavating replaced the sanitary gravity main on Tranquille Road from Southill Street to Singh Street. This year, they will be replacing the main from Singh Street to 12th Street. In addition to replacing the sanitary main, upgrades along this section of Tranquille Road will also include landscaping and intersection and boulevard improvements. Remaining landscaping work between Southill Street and Singh Street will also be completed this year.
Traffic detours will be in place for the duration of the project. Starting March 1, all traffic will be detoured from Tranquille Road between Singh Street and 12th Street, with the exception of transit buses, emergency services vehicles, and residents or visitors to businesses located south of Tranquille Road. Residents and businesses located north of Tranquille Road will not have any access to or from Tranquille Road.
From March 1 to March 19, there will be a secondary traffic detour in place as Extreme Excavating carries out trenching and deep infrastructure work in the intersection of Tranquille Road and 12th Street. To accommodate this work, there will be no through traffic on 12th Street in either direction (northbound or southbound) at Tranquille Road. Detour signage will be in place. We strongly encourage motorists to consider avoiding this area, if possible, by using 8th Street, Parkcrest Avenue, Halston Avenue, and Singh Street.
Safe pedestrian access will be accommodated throughout the construction zone.
As a result of this work, the Route 2: Parkcrest inbound bus will also be detouring between Lethbridge Avenue and Tranquille Road from March 1 to March 19. Stop ID 104309 will be closed and a temporary stop will be placed along Lethbridge Ave before 13th Street. Route 2: Parkcrest outbound will not be affected.
Route 1: Tranquille will remain on Tranquille Road for the duration of the project, however, transit users should expect some delays and potential temporary relocation of some transit stops due to crews working in the corridor.
The Dangerous Goods Route will be temporarily rerouted to Ord Road for the duration of the project.
Project details, including traffic and transit detour maps, project updates, transit information and traffic webcams, can be viewed at LetsTalk.Kamloops.ca/Tranquille.
While every attempt will be made to minimize the impact on residents, business owners, 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, if possible.
With the COVID-19 pandemic, Extreme Excavating and any project subcontractors will take every precaution to help ensure the safety of crews and the general public within the construction site, including following the guidelines for physical distancing set out by the Public Health Officer.
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