Paving on West Victoria project leads to longer delays

The good news is that paving should be completed by year's end, according to general contractor Extreme Excavating

Motorists will have noticed longer than normal delays along the West Victoria Street reconstruction project on Wednesday.

The reason? Paving is underway from Spoke ’N Motion east toward the BC Lottery Corporation headquarters.

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City of Kamloops capital projects manager Darren Crundwell said motorists should expect delays of 20 minutes or more on Wednesday.

“It’s backed up more than normal, just getting the asphalt trucks in there,” he said.

More paving is expected through October, though the schedule will be dynamic depending on the weather.

“It will be open to four lanes through the winter,” he said. “It will be business as usual.”

Deep utility work and servicing has been completed. The project will resume in the spring.

Crundwell said the city will advise motorists in the coming weeks of work that may cause similar delays.

The $13-million reconstruction project began in April and has the city replacing century-old water and sewer lines underneath West Victoria and moving power lines underground between the BCLC and the overpass with Overlanders Bridge. The section of road is also receiving new sidewalks and landscaping.

General contractor Extreme Excavating expects to have all four stages of the project repaved before the end of the year.

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