A sidewalk grows in North Kamloops

The City of Kamloops is planning to build a sidewalk on the north side of Chestnut Avenue in North Kamloops, connecting pedestrians from the Rivers Trail along Schubert Drive to Fortune Drive.

The cost of the project is $552,000, with the city applying for grant funding that could cover half the cost.

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On Tuesday, city council gave staff the green light to move ahead with the funding request.

If approved, the sidewalk would be built by the end of 2021.

The city is working its way through a list of active transportation projects to improve connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists, having increased the city’s active transportation budget last year and working toward implementing the new Transportation Master Plan.

In recent weeks, council also approved a funding application to build a multi-use pathway along Summit Drive, which would connect bike paths in Sahali with the Xget’tem’ Trail through the Peterson Creek area leading to downtown.

The city is applying for $500,000 in funding to help pay for that $2-million project.

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