Capital Projects

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Capital Projects are part of the City's Civic Operations and help maintain or improve municipal infrastructure.

The following is a list of active and upcoming capital projects in Kamloops, which may be viewed to learn about the scope, timelines and estimated costs related to each, as well as resident and/or expected traffic impacts (if applicable). You may also ask questions or leave comments for the project team's consideration.

For current traffic impact information, you can also view the Kammute page on our site.

Capital Projects are part of the City's Civic Operations and help maintain or improve municipal infrastructure.

The following is a list of active and upcoming capital projects in Kamloops, which may be viewed to learn about the scope, timelines and estimated costs related to each, as well as resident and/or expected traffic impacts (if applicable). You may also ask questions or leave comments for the project team's consideration.

For current traffic impact information, you can also view the Kammute page on our site.

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  • Highway 5A (Hope-Princeton Hwy) Resurfacing

    19 days ago
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    Project Scope

    The City of Kamloops has contracted BA Dawson Blacktop Ltd. to mill and repave Highway 5A from Rogers Way to Running Horse Ranch Road. Weather permitting, this work will begin on September 12, and anticipated to be complete in mid-October. Construction is scheduled to occur Monday–Friday, 7:00 am–5:00 pm with the possibility of evening or weekend work as required. 

    Traffic Impacts

    Traffic will be maintained one lane in each direction, with the exception of short-term work in intersections. Expect shoulder lane closures for up to 600 meters at a time. Please plan accordingly and expect delays. Exercise caution in construction zones and obey all traffic control signage and personnel. 

    Resident and Business Impacts

    Throughout the construction period, vibratory compaction equipment may be in use; therefore, any fragile items should be packaged or protected from damage due to vibration. There may also be noise disruption due to equipment on site. 

    Garbage collection will not be impacted. 



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  • Bebek Road Reconstruction

    4 months ago
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    PROJECT SCOPE

    The City of Kamloops will be conducting utility and road works as well as pedestrian upgrades on Bebek Road between the school entrance and Westsyde Road. We are advising residents in the area that this work is scheduled to begin June 13, weather depending, and will encompass the following scope of work:

    • installation of new water services;
    • installation of new water main;
    • upgrades to drainage infrastructure
    • installation of new sidewalk on north side;
    • installation of full pedestrian signals at the Bebek Road and Westsyde Road intersection; and
    • road reconstruction.

    TRAFFIC & TRANSIT IMPACTS

    Bebek Road will be closed between Westyde Road and the Westsyde Pool entrance to all traffic other than local Bebek Road residents and their visitors. Access to the school and the pool will be maintained via detour from Puhallo Drive to Pine Springs Road to Bebek Road. Pedestrian access will be maintained.  


    On Sunday, August 14, Westsyde Road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic between Palmer Place and Jensen Road from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm to allow crews to complete the water main tie in. Bebek Road will be open to local traffic only. Westsyde Pool and Fitness Centre can be accessed off of Puhallo.


    Driveway access to residents will be temporarily restricted at times during construction. Residents are advised that off-street parking may not be accessible at times during construction and to plan ahead by moving vehicles to adjacent streets before work commences Monday to Friday. On-street parking is not permitted during working hours on weekdays.

    Please obey all traffic control personnel and signage when driving in the vicinity of the construction.

    RESIDENT IMPACTS

    Throughout the construction period, vibratory compaction equipment will be in use; therefore, any fragile items should be packaged or protected from damage due to vibration. There may also be noise disruption due to equipment on site. In order to perform utility works, there will be frequent water interruptions. Expect intermittent water shutdowns of three hours or less during this portion of the project. When possible we will inform residents daily of longer duration water shutdowns in excess of three hours. We recommend that residents store a quantity of water for use during the longer duration periods.

    Garbage collection will not be affected.

    HOURS OF WORK

    Work will begin on June 13 and is expected to be complete in October. Construction is scheduled to occur Monday–Friday, 7:00 am–4:00 pm. Some evening or weekend work may be required.

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  • Highland Road Upgrades

    4 months ago
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    Please see the project page for more information. 

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  • Victoria Street West/CP Rail Safety Fencing

    about 1 month ago
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    Project Background

    As a requirement of a land transaction with CP Rail to permit the construction of additional road surface and landscaping at the westerly end of the Victoria Street West Improvement Project, the City committed to building a safety fence from the Overlanders Bridge to the west side of the Sun Life building at 280 Victoria Street West. Work will start on September 6, 2022 and will be completed by mid-October, with the work being carried out by Urban Appeal Landscaping. 

    Project Scope

    This project includes the construction of 350 m (1,100 ft.) of fencing from Overlanders Bridge to the Sun Life building, and includes a small retaining wall component. 

    Traffic Impacts

    For approximately three weeks, from September 6–23, a detour will be in place for all westbound traffic during working hours. Detours will be removed in the evenings and on weekends. Please see the map below for details. Eastbound traffic and access to businesses will be maintained at all times. 

    Motorists should expect delays and use alternate routes if possible. Motorists are asked to obey all traffic control personnel and signage when driving through the construction zone.

    Businesses within the construction zone are open and accessible for eastbound traffic. 

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  • 12th Street Resurfacing

    2 months ago
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    August 8–October 31, 2022

    Project Scope

    The City of Kamloops has contracted Extreme Excavating Ltd to fully reconstruct 12th Street between Tranquille Road and Kenora Road. We are advising residents in the area that this work is scheduled to begin August 8, and includes the following work:

    • replacement of existing water main;
    • installation of traffic-calming measures;
    • surface improvements including a sidewalk and new asphalt;
    • installation of curb and gutter; and 
    • pavement markings.


    Update For September 6 - TRAFFIC PATTERN CHANGE

    From September 6 until the end of October, 12th Street between Tranquille Road and Kenora Road will be reopened to both north and southbound traffic. Traffic will be single-lane alternating during the workday, and then opened up to one lane each direction in the evenings.

    NorKam Secondary School parking lot access will be maintained for motorists and pedestrians.

    McArthur Island access from 12th Street will be closed to all vehicle traffic. 

    Transit Route 2 (Parkcrest) OUTBOUND will continue to detour using Renfrew Avenue and Tranquille Road. Transit Route 2 (Parkcrest) INBOUND will maintain regular routing on 12th Street. Transit riders should expect some delays. Visit BCTransit.com/Kamloops for detour maps and routing information.



    Resident Impacts

    Throughout the construction period, vibratory compaction equipment will be in use; therefore, any fragile items should be packaged or protected from damage due to vibration. There may also be noise disruption due to equipment on site. 

    Driveway access will be maintained, as well as pedestrian movements through the construction area. Garbage collection will not be affected.

    Hours of Work

    Work will begin on August 8 and is expected to be complete by the end of October. Construction is scheduled to occur Monday–Friday, 7:00 am–5:00 pm. Some evening or weekend work may be required.

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  • Lorne Street Improvements

    5 months ago
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    Current Traffic Impacts:  

    • Lorne Street between the Red Bridge (Mt Paul Way) and 7th Avenue is closed to ALL traffic.
    • 7th Avenue is closed to ALL traffic just south of the railway tracks.
    • Access to Buzz’s Autobody (789 Lorne) and Silver Servers (765 Lorne) is via 10th Avenue.
    • All traffic travelling to and from Pioneer Park, the Tennis Club, Front Street residences, and Lorne Street residences located between the Red Bridge and 7th Avenue must access via 10th Avenue onto Lorne Street, onto 8th Avenue, onto Front Street.


     We understand the significant impact that this project has on residents and businesses within the construction zone, as well as users of Pioneer Park and the Tennis Club. We have been working to mitigate this impact as much as possible with the following measures:

    • Signage and barricades are in place (“Road Closed, Local Traffic Only”);
    • We are monitoring the barricades when the crew is not on site and reinstalling them as often as possible. (Please note that the barricades must be removable in the case of emergency access);
    • We are monitoring the dust conditions and watering the site as often as possible to control the dust levels;
    • A speed reader board is in place on Lorne Street between 8th Avenue and 10th Avenue to educate/inform drivers of their speeds through the 30 km/hr construction zone;
    • Message boards are in place west of the Red Bridge and on 10th Avenue to inform motorists of road closures.

    We thank you for your patience and understanding as we progress with the Lorne Street Reconstruction project.


    PROJECT SCOPE

    The City of Kamloops has contracted Extreme Excavating Ltd to carry out upgrades along Lorne Street between Mt Paul Way and 10th Avenue. We are advising residents in the area that this work is scheduled to begin May 9, weather depending, and includes the following work:

    • installation of a new water main;
    • twinning of existing sanitary forcemain;
    • surface improvements including a sidewalk and new asphalt;
    • installation of barrier curb and gutter; and
    • pavement markings.

    TRAFFIC IMPACTS

    Lorne Street between 7th Avenue and 10th Avenue will be closed with the exception of local traffic. Between Mt Paul Way and 8th Avenue, expect intermittent closures and/or single lane traffic.

    Effective at 7:00 am on May 25, 8th Avenue will be closed to traffic.

    The intersection of Lorne Street and 10th Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction during resurfacing work. 

    Access to Pioneer Park, the boat launch and the Tennis Club will be maintained via 7th Avenue.

    Please obey all traffic control personnel and signage when driving in the vicinity of the construction.

    RESIDENT IMPACTS

    Throughout the construction period, vibratory compaction equipment will be in use; therefore, any fragile items should be packaged or protected from damage due to vibration. There may also be noise disruption due to equipment on site. Garbage collection will not be affected.

    HOURS OF WORK

    Work will begin on May 9 and is expected to be complete by the end of November. Construction is scheduled to occur Monday–Friday, 7:00 am–5:00 pm. Some evening or weekend work may be required.

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  • Summit-Downtown Active Transportation Connection

    7 months ago
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    For details on this project, please visit the project page. 

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  • Fleetwood Avenue - Phase 2

    7 months ago
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    Update for September 1, 2022: BA Dawson Blacktop will be paving sections of Holt Street and Fleetwood Avenue on Thursday, September 1. During this time, access to Stardust Street and Centennial Drive will be restricted. Residents are asked to park on a neighbouring street during this time. Thank you for your cooperation and patience.

    Project Scope

    The City of Kamloops will be conducting utility and road works as well as pedestrian upgrades on Fleetwood Avenue between Holt Street and Desmond Street. We are advising residents in the area that this work is scheduled to begin March 14, weather depending, and will encompass the following scope of work:

    • water service replacements;        

    • water main replacements; 

    • new drainage infrastructure        

    • sanitary upgrades;

    • pedestrian sidewalk; and         

    • road reconstruction.

    Restoration work on Fleetwood Avenue between Southill Street and Desmond Street (Phase 1) will also be started and completed this spring in conjunction with Phase 2 work. 

    Resident Impacts

    Throughout the construction period, vibratory compaction equipment will be in use; therefore, any fragile items should be packaged or protected from damage due to vibration. There may also be noise disruption due to equipment on site. 

    In order to perform utility works, there will be frequent water interruptions. Expect intermittent water shutdowns of three hours or less during this portion of the project. When possible we will inform residents daily of longer duration water shutdowns in excess of three hours. We recommend that residents store a quantity of water for use during the longer duration periods.

    Garbage collection will not be affected.

    Hours of Work

    Work will begin on March 14 and is expected to be complete in August. Construction is scheduled to occur Monday–Friday, 7:00 am–4:00 pm. Some evening or weekend work may be required.

    Traffic & Transit Impacts

    Fleetwood Avenue, between Holt Street and Desmond Street, will be closed for the duration of the project, with the exception of local traffic. 

    Driveway access to residents will be temporarily restricted at times during construction. Residents are advised that off-street parking may not be accessible at times during construction and to plan ahead by moving vehicles to adjacent streets before work commences Monday to Friday. On-street parking is not permitted during working hours on weekdays.

    Effective March 7, transit Route 2 will operate on Parkcrest Avenue between Southill Street and Holt Street. Temporary bus stops will be in place as indicated on the map below. Visit NextRide or BCTransit.com/Kamloops for further details. 

    Please obey all traffic control personnel and signage when driving in the vicinity of the construction. 


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  • Riverside Park Improvements

    7 months ago
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    For detailed information on this project, please visit the project page

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  • Kamloops Resource Recovery Centre Upgrades

    3 months ago
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    PROJECT SCOPE

    The City of Kamloops has contracted Acres Enterprises Ltd. to carry out upgrades at the Kamloops Resource Recovery Centre. This project will consist of reshaping the silt bluffs in the southwest corner of the landfill, which will result in higher slope stability. Leachate collection will also be incorporated, increasing environmental compliance. The access road to the landfill will also be improved.

    RESIDENT IMPACTS

    There should be very little impact overall to residents, motorists, and pedestrians during construction; however, there may be an increased volume of truck traffic accessing Owl Road. Dust control measures will be followed to keep dust at a minimum during construction.

    HOURS OF WORK

    Crews will begin work in July. Completion is anticipated for fall 2022. Construction is scheduled to occur Monday through Friday, 7:00 am–5:00 pm.

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