CITY HALL: North Shore kept in the dark — for now
Lighting improvements for the North Shore are on hold for about a year, while city staff draft a “long term vision” for the Tranquille Market area.
Public works director David Duckworth told Kamloops council to hold off on the project until a streetscape plan for the area is competed. The plan would look at pedestrian access issues on Tranquille, as well as lighting infrastructure and landscaping that could be done to add light to the area.
The $1.5 million streetlight upgrade will cover about 88 streetlights between Leigh Road and Sydney Avenue, an area that the city has received complaints about in the past.
Under the new timeline, construction on the lights would begin in mid-2013, and could be wrapped up within 18 months. A new lighting design for Tranquille will likely be put forward to council next spring.