City alters West Victoria traffic flow

Traffic patterns changed downtown Thursday to improve flow and alleviate congestion.

City of Kamloops civic operations director Jen Fretz said the city is constantly re-evaluating the project to make improvements.

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“It’s always interesting when you attempt to move traffic in a different way than you have before,” she said.

The changes impact both drivers and pedestrians.

At First Avenue and Seymour Street, the north crosswalk will be closed and the southbound right-turn lane will be realigned to allow only right turns.

Fretz said the biggest hurdle has been that location, where the city painted turns on the lane and put up signs to keep traffic flowing.

However, approximately every 10th car would stop and wait for the light to proceed straight through up First Avenue.

Down the street, motorists will also now be able to turn right from Lansdowne Street at First Avenue heading north toward Riverside Park.

Additionally, traffic control on Lansdowne Street will be relocated at Second Avenue and Lansdowne Street to west of the intersections and drivers will be able to turn right from Lansdowne at Second Ave.

Traffic will continue to be monitored throughout the project, with further adjustments as required.

West Victoria Street traffic webcams and more information can be found online at

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