Highland Road Upgrades

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June 23– Fall 2022

The City of Kamloops has hired Extreme Excavating Ltd. as prime contractor for a combined project on Highland Road. We are advising residents, businesses and commuters that this work is scheduled to begin in late June, weather dependent, and will encompass the following scope of work:

  • installation of new water and sewer mains, including services from Highway 1 to Valleyview Arena Road;
  • installation of new sidewalk from Highway 1 to Valleyview Drive;
  • installation of new streetlights and traffic signals at the intersection of Highland Road and Valleyview Drive;
  • repaving of asphalt on Highland Road from Highway 1 to just south of the Valleyview Arena Road booster;
  • repaving of asphalt on Flamingo Road from Highland Road to Glenwood Drive; and
  • installation of new water lines south of the Juniper Booster station.

TRAFFIC IMPACTS

Please obey all traffic control personnel and equipment when driving in the vicinity of the construction. Driveway access to residences and businesses will be maintained throughout the project. Pedestrian access will also be maintained. Emergency services will have priority access through the construction zone.

Traffic detours may be in effect and transit will be impacted. Please check the links on the side menu bar for the most recent traffic and transit impacts.

Careful consideration was given to the timing of this project, which will be completed in phases to help ease the impacts to traffic and potential high fire hazard seasons. For information regarding Emergency Egress Routes, please click here.


RESIDENT 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 affected.

June 23– Fall 2022

The City of Kamloops has hired Extreme Excavating Ltd. as prime contractor for a combined project on Highland Road. We are advising residents, businesses and commuters that this work is scheduled to begin in late June, weather dependent, and will encompass the following scope of work:

  • installation of new water and sewer mains, including services from Highway 1 to Valleyview Arena Road;
  • installation of new sidewalk from Highway 1 to Valleyview Drive;
  • installation of new streetlights and traffic signals at the intersection of Highland Road and Valleyview Drive;
  • repaving of asphalt on Highland Road from Highway 1 to just south of the Valleyview Arena Road booster;
  • repaving of asphalt on Flamingo Road from Highland Road to Glenwood Drive; and
  • installation of new water lines south of the Juniper Booster station.

TRAFFIC IMPACTS

Please obey all traffic control personnel and equipment when driving in the vicinity of the construction. Driveway access to residences and businesses will be maintained throughout the project. Pedestrian access will also be maintained. Emergency services will have priority access through the construction zone.

Traffic detours may be in effect and transit will be impacted. Please check the links on the side menu bar for the most recent traffic and transit impacts.

Careful consideration was given to the timing of this project, which will be completed in phases to help ease the impacts to traffic and potential high fire hazard seasons. For information regarding Emergency Egress Routes, please click here.


RESIDENT 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 affected.

Ask a Question

Do you have a question about the project? Don't hesitate to ask a question, and we'll get you an answer as soon as possible.

Please note that we are only able to respond during regular City operating hours, 8:00 am–4:00 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding holidays). Any emergency issues or requests for service should be directed to 250-828-3461.

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    Restore path to bus stop from east side of highland at frontage rd. To bus stop at crescent. Pedestrian crossing at frontage rd to west sidewalk is extremely dangerous mainly from cars exiting hyway. Bus stop to city at crescent is only safe access for people who live on frontage rd. Thanks Vic

    Vic doucet asked 12 days ago

    It sounds like you may be asking for a crosswalk across Highland Rd at the Frontage Rd. We installed a new sidewalk to walk north to the traffic signal so that pedestrians can cross at a signalized intersection rather than an uncontrolled crosswalk.

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    Are there plans for extra road salt/traction at the Highland/Valleyview intersection (esp on the south side, coming down Highland?) Cars often slide through the stop sign in the winter, and the 4-way stop helped ensure e/w cars were at least watching for it. With a light at that intersection, e/w cars with a green light are less likely to anticipate stopping for the cars sliding downhill into the intersection in the winter.

    fox.gretchen.e asked about 1 month ago

    Thank you for this input. I will pass it onto our Streets maintenance crews for their consideration. 

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    Would a traffic circle be safer and more efficient at Highland and Valleyview intersection?

    Shirl asked 3 months ago

    A roundabout was the first improvement considered for this intersection, however, due to property constraints, property acquisitions required, constructability challenges, and higher implementation costs compared to a traffic signal, the roundabout option was not considered a feasible option to advance further.

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    What type of traffic signal will installed at the intersection?

    Peter asked 3 months ago

    This intersection is being upgraded from a stop-controlled intersection to a fully signalized intersection. A 2019 traffic study recommended a traffic signal to be installed at this intersection as the existing conditions were failing the level of service for acceptable traffic operations and also accounted for the highest number of collisions compared to other intersections in the study corridor.

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    How long will the intersection at Highland Rd and Highway 1 be closed?

    T asked 3 months ago

    From July 4 to approximately July 15, the Hwy 1 eastbound off ramp and the westbound left turn exit to Highland Road will be closed to all traffic to allow for crews to work on the sanitary main replacement adjacent the highway. Northbound traffic on Highland Road can still access the highway.

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    Is Valleyview Drive resurfacing between Highland Road and Oriole Road a consideration for part of this project? If no, why not?

    Mike asked 3 months ago

    No, resurfacing of Valleyview Drive between Highland Road and Oriole Road is not part of the Highland Road Upgrades project. The focus of the project is upgrading utilities along Highland Road, including new water and sewer mains. Valleyview Drive from Miller Place to Oriole Road is tentatively scheduled for resurfacing in 2025, however this schedule is subject to change. 

Page last updated: 13 Sep 2022, 02:22 PM