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 August 27

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    Thank you For Your Patience and Support!

    After two construction seasons, the Tranquille Road Sanitary Main Upgrade Project - Phase 2 is nearing completion! In 2020, Extreme Excavating replaced the sanitary gravity main on Tranquille Road from Southill Street to Singh Street. This year, they replaced the main from Singh Street to 12th Street. In addition to replacement of the sanitary main, upgrades along Tranquille Road from Southill Street to 12th Street included landscaping, and intersection and boulevard improvements.

    The City and Extreme Excavating would like to acknowledge and thank Brocklehurst residents and businesses, as well as visitors to the area, for their patience throughout the project. We recognize the impact this project has had on the Brocklehurst community and we sincerely appreciate everyone’s support throughout this project.

    Project Update For August 27

    Tranquille Road from 12th Street to Singh Street is now re-opened to all traffic. All north and south side streets accessing Tranquille Road will also be re-opened by end of day today. The pedestrian signals located at Valhalla Drive, Popp Street and Cambridge Court will be operational soon. Pedestrians are advised to use caution when crossing Tranquille Road.

    The Dangerous Goods Route, which was temporarily detoured on Ord Road for the majority of the project, will return to Tranquille Road, Monday, August 30.

    Motorists and local residents are also advised that the temporary all-way stop on 12th Street at Lethbridge Avenue will be removed August 30.

    Over the next few weeks, crews will be completing work in the centre medians throughout the corridor, as well as landscape restoration from Desmond Street to 12th Street. Motorists are advised that the 30 km/hr posted speed limit and some lane closures will remain in effect on Tranquille Road from 12th Street to Singh Street until further notice. Please use caution when travelling through the active construction site and watch for crews and pedestrians in the area.

  • Project Update for August 20

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    Tranquille Road Re-opened To All Through Traffic

    Now that paving is complete throughout the construction corridor, Tranquille Road from 12th Street to Singh Street has been re-opened to all* through traffic, with some lane closures in effect. All north and south side streets accessing Tranquille Road will be re-opened August 27. The temporary all-way stop on 12th Street at Lethbridge Avenue will be removed August 30.

    *NOTE: The temporary Dangerous Goods Route detour will remain on Ord Road until further notice.

    Remaining Work

    The week of August 23 crews will be line painting, as well as completing remaining work in the centre medians. Landscape restoration from Desmond Street to 12th Street will also resume.

    Electrical crews will be onsite completing the pedestrian signal upgrades at Valhalla Drive, Cambridge Court and Popp Street.

    Safety

    Motorists are advised that the 30 km/hr posted speed limit remains in effect on Tranquille Road from 12th Street to Singh Street until further notice. Please use caution when travelling through the active construction site and watch for crews and pedestrians in the area.

    Pedestrians are reminded to:

    • stay alert and be aware of your surroundings
    • respect and follow direction from traffic control devices and flaggers
    • don’t take hazardous shortcuts
    • cross at marked crosswalks or designated walking areas
    • make eye contact with drivers and wait for them to stop before crossing
    • keep a safe distance from active equipment
  • Project Update for August 13

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    This week, crews paved the bottom lift of asphalt on Tranquille Road between Singh Street and 12th Street. Weather permitting, the top lift of asphalt will be paved on August 16 and 17. During paving days, transit users and south side residents should expect some delays.

    Once paving of the corridor is complete, line painting, pedestrian signal activations, and remaining landscape restoration will take place.

    It is anticipated that Tranquille Road (Singh Street to 12th Street) and all north and south side streets accessing Tranquille Road, will be re-opened to all traffic August 27.
    In the interim, Tranquille Road remains 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.


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

  • Project Update for August 6

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    Week of August 9

    Final surface restoration and roadworks will be completed in preparation for paving. Weather permitting, the bottom lift of asphalt is tentatively scheduled to be laid August 10 and 11, followed by the top lift of asphalt the week of August 16. During paving days, transit users and south side residents should expect some delays.

    Line painting, remaining landscape restoration, and pedestrian signal activations will take place once the paving is complete.

    Tranquille Road Construction Zone

    As the project nears completion, we once again 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. We ask that you please respect the “Road Closed” signs and traffic control personnel that are posted at Singh Street and at 12th Street.

    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. We appreciate your cooperation as we work together to keep everyone safe in and near the work site.

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

  • Project Update for July 30

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    Week of August 3

    This week crews were unable to complete the final sewer force main tie-in near 12th Street; consequently, the work has been tentatively rescheduled for the week of August 3.

    The week of August 3 crews will also be completing surface restoration and roadworks in preparation for paving of Tranquille Road between Singh Street and 12th Street. The bottom lift of asphalt is tentatively scheduled to be laid the week of August 9, followed by the top lift of asphalt the week of August 16.

    Remaining landscape restoration throughout the corridor will resume once the paving is complete.

    Tranquille Road Centre Median Between 12th Street and Valhalla Drive

    The new centre median which extends from west of 12th Street to just west of Barrie Drive has been constructed. This median is part of the project design which can be found at LetsTalk.Kamloops.ca/Tranquille and will include a landscaping pod.

    BC Day

    Crews will be taking Monday, August 2 off to enjoy the BC Day long weekend with their families, returning the morning of Tuesday, August 3.

  • Project Update for July 23

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    Week of July 26
    This week, crews will complete the final sewer force main tie-in near 12th Street which will require vactor trucks working at the City’s sanitary lift station located at McArthur Island and dumping into the manhole on Tranquille Road at 13th Street.

    Electrical work continues along the corridor. Surface restoration and roadworks continue in preparation for upcoming paving.
  • Project Update for July 16

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    This week the sewer force main tie-in at 12th Street/Tranquille Road was completed, as was the Arlington Crescent sewer main installation. Roadworks and sidewalk preparations continue the week of July 19. Paving of the corridor is tentatively scheduled for early August.

    Centre Median Landscaping
    As part of the Tranquille Road Sanitary Main Upgrade project, three centre medians between Holt Street and 12th Street are receiving landscaping upgrades, including a variety of plants and trees. Landscaping in the median west of Singh Street was completed several weeks ago. Work in the medians east of Arlington Crescent and east of 13th Street will begin soon.
  • Project Update for July 12

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    The end is in sight as we move into week 20 of this year’s Tranquille Road Sanitary Main Upgrade project which remains on schedule for completion early Fall 2021. Thank you Brocklehurst residents, businesses and visitors for your continuing patience and cooperation!

    Week of July 12

    Crews will be prepping for the sewer force main tie-in at 12th Street, as well as completing the new sewer main installation at Arlington Crescent near Fire Hall #2. Roadworks and sidewalk preparations continue.

    What’s the difference between a gravity main and a force main?

    Gravity is usually the primary force pushing wastewater from its place of origin to its final location for treatment. However, when gravity can’t transport the wastewater from point A to point B, pressurized sewer pipes called force mains, are required.

  • Project Update for July 2

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    Week of July 5

    Due to the excessive heat this week, crews worked reduced hours. Consequently, the week of July 5, crews will complete the following:

    • Electrical crossing near Lepine Street;
    • Pedestrian signal upgrades at Valhalla Drive;
    • Installation of the final 100m of 900 mm gravity sewer;
    • Installation of the new sewer main at Arlington Crescent near Fire Hall #2.

    Sidewalk restoration and curb and gutter concrete work will take place throughout the construction zone.

  • Project Update for June 28

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    Monday, June 28th through Wednesday, June 30th

    The electrical crossing will be completed near Lepine Street. Pedestrian signal upgrades begin at Valhalla Drive.

    Crews will be installing the final 100m of 900 mm gravity sewer, as well as installing the new sewer main at Arlington Crescent near Fire Hall #2.

    Preparation work for sidewalk restoration and curb and gutter continues throughout the construction zone.

    Canada Day

    Crews will be taking Thursday, July 1 through Sunday, July 4 off to enjoy the Canada Day long weekend with their families, returning the morning of Monday, July 5.