Tranquille Road Sanitary Main Upgrade

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The sanitary sewer trunk main along Tranquille Road, which extends from Aviation Way to 12th Street, services a total population of 39,170 and is one of the city’s most critical sewer mains. The trunk main is nearing the end of its life and requires replacement and increase in capacity.

In 2013 and 2014, the City of Kamloops hired a consultant to assess the condition of the Tranquille Road sanitary gravity main from the North Primary Lift Station to 12th Street, using CCTV and sonar assessment. From the study, the City prioritized replacement of the gravity main into 3 phases:

Phase 1 - North Primary Lift Station to Crestline Street - Completed in 2017

Phase 2 – Southill Street to 12th Street - Construction 2020/2021

Phase 3 – Crestline Street to Southill Street - tentatively planned for 2025 or beyond

In 2017, the City of Kamloops replaced the sanitary gravity main from the North Primary Sewer Lift Station (near the Kamloops Airport) to Crestline Street and Tranquille Road, which included upsizing the new gravity main from a 900 mm main to a 1,050 mm main.

For Phase 2, a 900mm PVC gravity main will be constructed within the existing road right of way and is anticipated to start in early spring 2020. In addition to the main replacement, proposed upgrades along the corridor include pedestrian paths, landscaping, and intersection and boulevard improvements.

The City is committed to engaging the public and stakeholders throughout the project.

Please note that residents are advised that throughout the construction period, vibratory compaction equipment will be in use; therefore, any fragile items should be packaged or protected from any damage due to vibration.

Follow updates on the project by hitting “subscribe” below, or use the Q&A tab to leave us a question.


Physical Distancing: With the COVID-19 pandemic, Extreme Excavating and any project sub-contractors will take every precaution to help ensure the safety of crews and the general public within the construction site, including reducing crew numbers and following the guidelines for physical distancing set out by the Public Health Officer. For more details on how the City is responding to COVID, visit: LetsTalk.Kamloops.ca/COVID.

The sanitary sewer trunk main along Tranquille Road, which extends from Aviation Way to 12th Street, services a total population of 39,170 and is one of the city’s most critical sewer mains. The trunk main is nearing the end of its life and requires replacement and increase in capacity.

In 2013 and 2014, the City of Kamloops hired a consultant to assess the condition of the Tranquille Road sanitary gravity main from the North Primary Lift Station to 12th Street, using CCTV and sonar assessment. From the study, the City prioritized replacement of the gravity main into 3 phases:

Phase 1 - North Primary Lift Station to Crestline Street - Completed in 2017

Phase 2 – Southill Street to 12th Street - Construction 2020/2021

Phase 3 – Crestline Street to Southill Street - tentatively planned for 2025 or beyond

In 2017, the City of Kamloops replaced the sanitary gravity main from the North Primary Sewer Lift Station (near the Kamloops Airport) to Crestline Street and Tranquille Road, which included upsizing the new gravity main from a 900 mm main to a 1,050 mm main.

For Phase 2, a 900mm PVC gravity main will be constructed within the existing road right of way and is anticipated to start in early spring 2020. In addition to the main replacement, proposed upgrades along the corridor include pedestrian paths, landscaping, and intersection and boulevard improvements.

The City is committed to engaging the public and stakeholders throughout the project.

Please note that residents are advised that throughout the construction period, vibratory compaction equipment will be in use; therefore, any fragile items should be packaged or protected from any damage due to vibration.

Follow updates on the project by hitting “subscribe” below, or use the Q&A tab to leave us a question.


Physical Distancing: With the COVID-19 pandemic, Extreme Excavating and any project sub-contractors will take every precaution to help ensure the safety of crews and the general public within the construction site, including reducing crew numbers and following the guidelines for physical distancing set out by the Public Health Officer. For more details on how the City is responding to COVID, visit: LetsTalk.Kamloops.ca/COVID.

  • Project Update for April 16

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    16 Apr 2021

    Week of April 19

    Crews will be installing new services to the development site located near 12th Street and Tranquille Road. As this will involve deep utility work and trenching on 12th Street just north of Tranquille Road, the following traffic restrictions will be in effect for the week:

    • No through traffic (northbound or southbound) will be allowed on 12th Street at Tranquille Road;
    • Transit Route 2: Parkcrest (inbound and outbound) will be detoured onto 13th Street (a temporary bus stop will be in place on 13th Street and on Lethbridge Avenue);
    • Westbound movement on Tranquille will be detoured south onto 12th Street, or north at 11th Street, with the exception of residents living on the south side of Tranquille Road between 12th Street and Singh Street, emergency services vehicles, and transit Route 1: Tranquille (inbound and outbound);
    • Businesses between 11th Street and 12th Street will be open and accessible. Watch for signage.

    The week of April 19, sewer main installation work will also continue between Singh Street and 12th Street and landscape crews will start work in the Tranquille Road centre median between Holt Street and Singh Street. Please watch for traffic changes in this area, including lane closures, that will be in place to accommodate the landscape work.

    Detour maps and traffic web cams can be viewed on LetsTalk.Kamloops.ca/Tranquille.












  • Project Update for April 9

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    09 Apr 2021

    Week of April 12

    Sewer main installation work continues between Singh Street and 12th Street. Landscape crews are scheduled to begin work soon in the centre median on Tranquille Road between Holt Street and Singh Street. Please watch for traffic changes in this area, including lane closures, once the landscape work begins.

    Watch the work progress: Traffic webcams are in place on Tranquille Road at 12th Street and also at Singh Street and can be viewed at LetsTalk.Kamloops.ca/Tranquille.

    New Temporary 4-Way Stop at 12th Street and Lethbridge Avenue

    Motorists are reminded that a temporary all-way stop has been installed at the intersection of 12th Street and Lethbridge Avenue as a safety measure due to the increased traffic through the neighbourhood. Please follow the posted signage in and near this intersection, and drive with care.

    Week of April 19 - Upcoming Detour Near 12th Street/Tranquille Road Intersection

    As the contractor awaits materials to be used for other areas of the project, crews will take advantage of the time to install new services to the development site located near 12th Street and Tranquille Road. As this will involve deep utility work and trenching on 12th Street just north of Tranquille Road, the detour that was recently removed near this intersection, will need to be temporarily reinstated.

    From April 19 through 23

    • No through traffic (northbound or southbound) will be allowed on 12th Street at Tranquille Road;
    • Transit Route 2: Parkcrest (inbound and outbound) will be detoured onto 13th Street;
    • Westbound movement on Tranquille will be detoured south onto 12th Street, or north at 11th Street, with the exception of residents living on the south side of Tranquille Road between 12th Street and Singh Street, emergency services vehicles, and transit Route 1: Tranquille (inbound and outbound);
    • Businesses between 11th Street and 12th Street will be open and accessible. Watch for signage.

    Detour maps will be posted on LetsTalk.Kamloops.ca/Tranquille the week of April 12.

    Motorists are encouraged to consider avoiding this area of Tranquille Road, if possible, by using 8th Street, Parkcrest Avenue, Halston Avenue and Singh Street.

    Thank you for your patience.

  • Project Update for April 1

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    01 Apr 2021

    Week of April 5

    Sewer main installation work continues along the corridor. Landscape work in the centre median on Tranquille Road between Holt Street and Singh Street is scheduled to start within the next few weeks. Motorists are advised to watch for traffic changes in this area, including lane closures, once the landscape work begins.

    New Temporary 4-Way Stop at 12th Street and Lethbridge Avenue

    With increased traffic on neighbouring streets, as a safety measure a temporary all-way stop will be installed at the intersection of 12th Street and Lethbridge Avenue on Tuesday, April 6. Motorists and pedestrians are asked to follow the posted signage in and near this intersection.

    Tranquille Road Construction Zone

    Once construction stops each day, some motorists are choosing to travel through the construction zone. We remind everyone that Tranquille Road is closed between Singh Street and 12th Street to ALL traffic, with the exception of those residents located south of Tranquille Road, transit, and emergency services. This is in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    The RCMP is aware of the increased traffic congestion in the area and have increased their presence on neighbouring streets, as well as within the construction zone, where they will be carrying out enforcement for speeding and dangerous driving.

    Thank you to the many motorists who continue to use the designated detour routes, follow traffic control devices and personnel, and adhere to posted speed limits. It’s appreciated!

    Easter Long Weekend

    Crews will be taking Friday, April 2 through Monday, April 5, off to enjoy the Easter long weekend with their families, returning the morning of Tuesday, April 6.

  • 12th Street Intersection Reopens

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    31 Mar 2021

    Effective March 31, the temporary detour on 13th Street has been removed and the intersection of 12th Street and Tranquille Road is reopened to all traffic north and south bound. No traffic will be allowed to enter or exit Tranquille Road via 13th Street. Route 2: Parkcrest INBOUND buses have returned to their regular route on 12th Street.

    Tranquille Road between Singh Street and 12th Street continues to be closed to all traffic, with the exception of transit, emergency services, and those residents located south of Tranquille Road.

  • Project Update for March 26

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    26 Mar 2021

    Week of March 26

    Crews will be continuing the gravity sewer main installation in the 12th Street/Tranquille Road intersection. Once that is complete, they will progress west of the intersection. Sewer main installation work will also continue on Tranquille Road east of Singh Street.

    Later in the week of March 26, the 12th Street/Tranquille Road intersection is scheduled to be reopened to north, south and east bound traffic. At that time, the temporary detour on Tranquille Road at 11th Street and on Surrey Avenue will be removed. In addition, no traffic will be allowed to enter or exit Tranquille Road via 13th Street. Transit Route 2 will return to the normal route north and south bound on 12th Street.

    Landscape work in the centre median on Tranquille Road between Holt Street and Singh Street is scheduled to start within the next few weeks. Motorists are advised to watch for traffic changes in this area, including lane closures, once the landscape work begins.

    What Does “Local Traffic Only” Mean?

    We receive lots of questions, requests and concerns from people when a road project is underway, particularly if it is as impactful as the Tranquille Road Sanitary Main Upgrade project. One request that we receive is for “Local Traffic Only” signage to be placed on neighbouring streets as motorists often use streets other the designated detours to find their way around the construction.

    We find that there is a lot of confusion around what “Local Traffic Only” means. “Local Traffic Only” signage is meant to tell motorists that only those residents who live on that street are supposed to travel on that street. Unfortunately, many times the signs are misinterpreted to mean “everyone who lives in the community”.

    We ask that motorists please continue to use the designated detour routes, follow traffic control devices and personnel, and adhere to posted speed limits. As Dr. Bonnie Henry says: “Be kind. Be calm. Be safe.”

    Detour routes, project updates, and traffic webcams (including a new web cam on Tranquille Road at Singh Street), can be viewed at LetsTalk.Kamloops.ca/Tranquille.

    What can be done about motorists speeding on neighbourhood streets near the construction site?

    Kamloops RCMP has launched a new online tool that allows people to report traffic safety issues including speeding, distracted driving, or failing to follow road signs or signals. Through the website a report and file number will be generated. The website can be found here.


  • Project Update for March 19

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    19 Mar 2021

    We’re all in this together!

    As we move into week four of the Tranquille Road Sanitary Main Upgrade project, we want to acknowledge the many people impacted by the project, including residents living south of Tranquille Road who have to access their homes through the construction zone; business owners and operators on Tranquille Road and in the vicinity; pedestrians and motorists traveling to and from nearby schools, recreation facilities, businesses and places of worship; and the many motorists and pedestrians traveling throughout the Brocklehurst community.

    Thank you for your patience and for using the designated detours, following traffic control devices and personnel, and adhering to posted speed limits. We appreciate your cooperation as we work together to keep everyone safe in and near the work site as the project progresses.

    Detour routes, project updates, and traffic webcams, can be viewed at LetsTalk.Kamloops.ca/Tranquille.

    Week of March 22

    Early this week, the water main work near the intersection of 12th Street and Tranquille Road is scheduled to be completed. Following completion of the water main work, crews will start preparing for the gravity sewer main installation in the intersection. Transit Route 2 OUTBOUND traveling north through the intersection on 12th Street may experience short delays. No other traffic will be allowed north through the intersection of 12th Street and Tranquille Road. The secondary detour near this intersection remains in place until March 31.

    The week of March 22, crews will also continue installing the gravity sewer main on Tranquille Road east of Singh Street.

    Construction is Monday to Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, with the possibility of some weekend or night work.

  • Project Update for March 12

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    12 Mar 2021
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    Week of March 15

    Crews continue installation of the new water main in the intersection of 12th Street and Tranquille Road. Work also continues on Tranquille Road east of Singh Street installing the gravity sewer main.

    Motorists are asked to use the designated detours, obey all traffic control devices and personnel, and watch for pedestrians. Pedestrians are asked to follow all signage and traffic control personnel when travelling through the construction zone. Your cooperation is appreciated as we work to keep pedestrians, motorists, residents and workers safe in and near the work site.

    12th Street/Tranquille Road Detour Extended to March 31

    Motorists and residents are advised that the secondary detour near the 12th Street/Tranquille Road intersection will be extended to March 31.



    From March 1 to March 31:

    • No through traffic will be allowed on 12th Street at Tranquille Road in either direction (north bound or south bound), except for transit Route 2: Parkcrest OUTBOUND which will continue to travel north bound.
    • Westbound movement on Tranquille is detoured south onto 12th Street, or north at 11th Street. Businesses between 11th Street and 12th Street are open and accessible via Tranquille Road, west bound.
    • Transit Route 2: Parkcrest INBOUND is detouring between Lethbridge Avenue and Tranquille Road.

    From March 1 to Fall 2021:

    • No traffic is allowed on Tranquille Road between Singh Street and 12th Street, with the exception of transit, emergency services, and those residents located south of Tranquille Road.
    • Residents and businesses located north of Tranquille Road (between Singh Street and 12th Street) do not have any access to or from Tranquille Road.
    • Transit Route 1: Tranquille remains on Tranquille Road, however, transit users should expect some delays.

    To view detour routes, project updates, and traffic webcams, go to LetsTalk.Kamloops.ca/Tranquille.

  • Project Update for March 5

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    05 Mar 2021

    Week of March 8

    Monday, March 8 crews will begin installation of the new water main in the intersection of 12th Street and Tranquille Road. Another crew will be on Tranquille Road east of Singh Street starting preparation work for the sewer main installation. Construction is Monday to Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, with the possibility of some weekend or night work.

    Detours

    Motorists are reminded that traffic detours are in place for the duration of the project (March - Fall 2021), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To view the designated detour routes, click here.

    No traffic is allowed on Tranquille Road between Singh Street and 12th Street, with the exception of transit, emergency services, and those residents located south of Tranquille Road. Residents and businesses located north of Tranquille Road (between Singh Street and 12th Street) do not have any access to or from Tranquille Road. Safe pedestrian access is being accommodated throughout the construction zone.

    Between March 1 and March 19 there is no through traffic on 12th Street in either direction (northbound or southbound) at Tranquille Road. Westbound movement on Tranquille is detoured south onto 12th Street, or north at 11th Street. Businesses between 11th Street and 12th Street are open and accessible. Transit Route 2: Parkcrest INBOUND is detouring between Lethbridge Avenue and Tranquille Road. Route 2: Parkcrest OUTBOUND continues to travel north bound on 12th Street.

    From March 1 until project completion, Transit Route 1: Tranquille remains on Tranquille Road, however, transit users should expect some delays and potential temporary relocation of some transit stops due to crews working in the corridor.

    Motorists are encouraged to consider avoiding this area of Tranquille Road, if possible, by using 8th Street, Parkcrest Avenue, Halston Avenue and Singh Street.

    Webcams

    A traffic webcam is in place on Tranquille Road at 12th Street. Another webcam will be placed on Tranquille Road at Singh Street soon. View the webcams at LetsTalk.Kamloops.ca/Tranquille.

    The City and Extreme Excavating acknowledge that the Tranquille Road project is very impactful to the Brocklehurst community and visitors to the area and we sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding. We remind motorists to be respectful when travelling on neighbourhood streets near the construction zone. Please use the designated detours, watch for pedestrians, and comply with signage and posted speeds on all streets.

    We’re all in this together! Thank you for your patience.

  • Project Update for February 26

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    26 Feb 2021

    The week of March 1, crews will be mobilizing equipment and materials to site, milling asphalt, locating existing utilities, and preparing for the installation of the new sewer main. Crews will begin trenching and deep infrastructure work in the intersection of 12th Street and Tranquille Road. Construction will be Monday to Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, with the possibility of some weekend or night work.

    Traffic detours will be in place for the duration of the project. No traffic will be allowed on Tranquille Road between Singh Street and 12th Street, with the exception of transit, emergency services, and those residents located south of Tranquille Road. Residents and businesses located north of Tranquille Road (between Singh Street and 12th Street) will not have any access to or from Tranquille Road. Safe pedestrian access will be accommodated throughout the construction zone.

    The Dangerous Goods Route has been temporarily rerouted to Ord Road for the duration of the project.

    From March 1 to March 19 there will be no through traffic on 12th Street in either direction (northbound or southbound) at Tranquille Road. Westbound movement on Tranquille will be detoured south onto 12th Street, or north at 11th Street. Access to businesses between 11th Street and 12th Street will be unimpeded. Motorists are encouraged to consider avoiding this area if possible by using 8th Street, Parkcrest Avenue, Halston Avenue and Singh Street.

    From March 1 to March 19, Transit Route 2: Parkcrest INBOUND will be detouring between Lethbridge Avenue and Tranquille Road. Route 2: Parkcrest OUTBOUND will continue north bound on 12th Street.

    From March 1 until project completion, Transit Route 1: Tranquille will remain on Tranquille Road, however, transit users should expect some delays and potential temporary relocation of some transit stops due to crews working in the corridor.

    Traffic and transit detour maps, as well as a map showing traffic flow for residents south of Tranquille Road (between Singh Street and 12th Street) are posted above.
  • Project Update for February 19

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    19 Feb 2021

    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 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 replacement of 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 those residents or businesses located south of Tranquille Road. Residents south of Tranquille Road will enter and exit Tranquille Road through 12th Street.

    Residents and businesses located north of Tranquille Road (Arlington Court, Nicolani Drive, Ollek Street, Valhalla Drive and13th Street) will not have any access to or from Tranquille Road. All access will be to the north via Singh Street, Lethbridge Avenue, Parkcrest Avenue or Halston Avenue.

    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. Westbound movement on Tranquille will be detoured south onto 12th Street, or north at 11th Street, then west onto Surrey Street and north onto 12th Street. Businesses between 11th Street and 12th Street will have unimpeded access. We strongly encourage motorists to consider avoiding this area if possible by using 8th Street, Parkcrest Avenue, Halston Avenue, and Singh Street.

    As a result of this work, Transit Route 2: Parkcrest INBOUND will also be detouring between Lethbridge Avenue and Tranquille Road from March 1 to 19. Stop ID 104309 will be closed and a temporary stop will be placed along Lethbridge Avenue before 13th Street. Route 2: Parkcrest OUTBOUND will not be affected. See the detour here.

    Transit Route 1 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.

    Safe pedestrian access will be accommodated throughout the construction zone.

    The Dangerous Goods Route will be temporarily rerouted to Ord Road for the duration of the project.

    Project details, including detour maps, project updates, transit information and traffic webcams can be viewed at LetsTalk.Kamloops.ca/Tranquille.

    While every attempt is 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.