Todd Road Pedestrian Upgrades


The City will be upgrading Todd Road from Klahanie Drive to Ronde Lane starting in spring 2019. The upgrades are driven by the need for improved pedestrian and motorist safety along this corridor.

In February 2016, the City hosted a public information session with Barnhartvale residents to provide an update on the proposed Todd Road Pedestrian Upgrade Project and to present a proposed design. The information session was well attended, and many valuable comments, suggestions, and concerns were received and taken into consideration during the 2017–2018 design phase of the project.

The following challenges and constraints regarding this section of


The City will be upgrading Todd Road from Klahanie Drive to Ronde Lane starting in spring 2019. The upgrades are driven by the need for improved pedestrian and motorist safety along this corridor.

In February 2016, the City hosted a public information session with Barnhartvale residents to provide an update on the proposed Todd Road Pedestrian Upgrade Project and to present a proposed design. The information session was well attended, and many valuable comments, suggestions, and concerns were received and taken into consideration during the 2017–2018 design phase of the project.

The following challenges and constraints regarding this section of Todd Road were also taken into account during the detailed design process:

  • fixed road right-of-way width
  • existing driveway accesses and steep grades
  • retaining the rural community feel

The resulting project design includes the following improvements:

  • Constructing a raised concrete sidewalk on the uphill side of Todd Road will improve pedestrian safety. By constructing the sidewalk on the uphill side of the road, there will be significantly fewer impacts on properties and access. Please note: residents are required to maintain sidewalks adjacent to their property to ensure that they are free of accumulated snow and ice.
  • Installing concrete curbing on the downhill side of Todd Road to assist in diverting water away from down-slope driveways. In order to accommodate the raised concrete sidewalk and curbing, current on-street parking will be impacted, both during construction and once the improvements are complete.
  • Installing a piped drainage system will provide better storm water management during rainfall and snow melt.
  • Maintaining intersection widths in steeper areas of the corridor to accommodate residents’ access concerns.
  • installing a crosswalk on Todd Road at Ronde Lane.
  • Improving bus stops.
  • Repaving the road.
  • Installing additional lighting, where possible.
  • Installing retaining walls, where required.
  • Project Update - August 17

    5 days ago

    Storm Service Work and Curb/Gutter and Sidewalk Installation
    Storm service work and preparation for curb/gutter and sidewalk continues on Todd Road from lower Lamar Drive towards Sunrise Drive the week of August 19. Pouring of curb/gutter and sidewalk in this area is tentatively scheduled to start the week of August 26 (weather permitting). Residents will be given advance notice of any temporary impact to their driveway accesses.

    Transit Service
    As of August 15, route #17 transit service is back to rerouting between lower Lamar Drive and upper Lamar Drive. Bus stops on Todd Road between these points are not serviced. A temporary outbound bus stop and a temporary inbound bus stop is located on lower Lamar Drive near Todd Road. The existing stop just off Todd Road at upper Lamar Drive is for inbound passengers only.

    We apologize for the inconvenience to Barnhartvale transit users. Due to limited road width and the location of the water main and storm services on Todd Road, there is minimal or no room for buses to travel through certain sections of the active construction zone, resulting in necessary temporary rerouting or reduced service. We thank you for your patience and encourage you to sign up for email alerts through BC Transit at BCTransit.com/Kamloops/Schedules-and- Maps/Alerts.

    Storm Service Work and Curb/Gutter and Sidewalk Installation
    Storm service work and preparation for curb/gutter and sidewalk continues on Todd Road from lower Lamar Drive towards Sunrise Drive the week of August 19. Pouring of curb/gutter and sidewalk in this area is tentatively scheduled to start the week of August 26 (weather permitting). Residents will be given advance notice of any temporary impact to their driveway accesses.

    Transit Service
    As of August 15, route #17 transit service is back to rerouting between lower Lamar Drive and upper Lamar Drive. Bus stops on Todd Road between these points are not serviced. A temporary outbound bus stop and a temporary inbound bus stop is located on lower Lamar Drive near Todd Road. The existing stop just off Todd Road at upper Lamar Drive is for inbound passengers only.

    We apologize for the inconvenience to Barnhartvale transit users. Due to limited road width and the location of the water main and storm services on Todd Road, there is minimal or no room for buses to travel through certain sections of the active construction zone, resulting in necessary temporary rerouting or reduced service. We thank you for your patience and encourage you to sign up for email alerts through BC Transit at BCTransit.com/Kamloops/Schedules-and- Maps/Alerts.

  • Project Update - August 9

    13 days ago

    Thank you for your patience.
    As we approach week 14 of the Todd Road Pedestrian Upgrades project, the City and BA Dawson Blacktop would like to acknowledge the local residents who have been affected by the construction. We know it’s been a long haul and we thank you for your patience.

    To the transit users and pedestrians who travel through the Victoria Street West corridor daily - we also thank you for your patience.

    We also want to acknowledge the many people working on the project, including the project team (BA Dawson Blacktop and the City of Kamloops), sub contractors,...

    Thank you for your patience.
    As we approach week 14 of the Todd Road Pedestrian Upgrades project, the City and BA Dawson Blacktop would like to acknowledge the local residents who have been affected by the construction. We know it’s been a long haul and we thank you for your patience.

    To the transit users and pedestrians who travel through the Victoria Street West corridor daily - we also thank you for your patience.

    We also want to acknowledge the many people working on the project, including the project team (BA Dawson Blacktop and the City of Kamloops), sub contractors, and flaggers.

    Here’s what’s happening the week of August 12…

    Water Tie-ins
    Crews will be completing water tie-ins on Klahanie Drive, Shelley Drive and Freda Avenue, August 12 through 14, and on Morris Place, August 13 and 14. Impacted residents have been informed of water shut downs required to complete the work.

    Storm Service Work and Curb/Gutter and Sidewalk Installation
    Storm service work and preparation for curb/gutter and sidewalk continues on Todd Road from lower Lamar Drive towards Sunrise Drive. Residents will be given advance notice of any temporary impact to their driveway accesses.

    Barnhartvale Transit Service Significantly Reduced August 8 through August 14
    Reduced transit service in Barnhartvale along Route 17 is in place from Thursday, August 8 through Wednesday, August 14. Full transit service is anticipated to resume the morning of Thursday, August 15.

    This reduced transit service is necessary in order to allow crews to connect to the new water main on Todd Road between Klahanie Drive and lower Lamar Drive. With curb, gutter and sidewalk in place on both sides of Todd Road in this section, and the new water main running down the middle of the road, there will be no room for buses to travel through this section during the connection work.

    During the reduced transit service, all regular bus stops will be closed. There will be one temporary bus stop located on McLeod Drive at Todd Road. Please plan to be at this temporary bus stop at the time you would normally be at your regular bus stop. The bus will remain at the temporary stop for an extended period of time.

    We apologize for any inconvenience. Impacted transit users are encouraged to sign up for BC Transit email alerts at BCTransit.com/Kamloops/Schedules-and-Maps/Alerts. If you have questions about the reduced service, please contact 250-376-1216.

  • Project Update - August 2

    20 days ago

    Barnhartvale Transit Service Significantly Reduced August 8 through August 14

    Please be advised that reduced transit service in Barnhartvale along Route 17 - Dallas will be in place from Thursday, August 8 through Wednesday, August 14. Full transit service is anticipated to resume the morning of Thursday, August 15.

    This reduced transit service is necessary in order to allow crews to connect to the new water main on Todd Road between Klahanie Drive and lower Lamar Drive. With curb, gutter and sidewalk in place on both sides of Todd Road in this section, and the new water main...

    Barnhartvale Transit Service Significantly Reduced August 8 through August 14

    Please be advised that reduced transit service in Barnhartvale along Route 17 - Dallas will be in place from Thursday, August 8 through Wednesday, August 14. Full transit service is anticipated to resume the morning of Thursday, August 15.

    This reduced transit service is necessary in order to allow crews to connect to the new water main on Todd Road between Klahanie Drive and lower Lamar Drive. With curb, gutter and sidewalk in place on both sides of Todd Road in this section, and the new water main running down the middle of the road, there will be no room for buses to travel through this section during the connection work.

    During the reduced transit service, all regular bus stops will be closed. There will be one temporary bus stop located on McLeod Drive at Todd Road. Please plan to be at this temporary bus stop at the time you would normally be at your regular bus stop. The bus will remain at the temporary stop for an extended period of time.

    We apologize for any inconvenience. Impacted transit users are encouraged to sign up for BC Transit email alerts at BCTransit.com/Kamloops/Schedules-and-Maps/Alerts. If you have questions about the reduced service, please contact 250-376-1216.

    Klahanie Drive to lower Lamar Drive - Week of August 6
    • Installation of curb/gutter and sidewalk in this area continues the week of August 6. Residents will be given advance notice of any temporary impact to their driveway accesses.
    • Water services will be swapped over to the new water main starting the week of August 6. No further water shut downs are anticipated to complete this work.
    • To see the sidewalk being poured, installation of the PRV, and other aspects of the construction, view the photos on this Lets Talk page.
    Storm Service Work
    Storm service work on Todd Road above lower Lamar Drive continues the week of August 6. Residents will be given advance notice of any temporary impact to their driveway accesses. As the crews progress up Todd Road, it may be necessary to remove more vegetation (trees, shrubs) from the boulevard to accommodate the work. Residents with property adjacent to this vegetation, will be informed.

    BA Dawson Hours - Canada Day Weekend
    Crews will be taking the long weekend off to celebrate BC Day. They will finish work on Friday afternoon and return on Tuesday morning.

    Local Traffic Only
    Todd Road, between Klahanie Drive and Ronde Lane, is single lane, alternating and is open to local traffic only. All through traffic is asked to reroute via Barnhartvale Road. Local residents are asked to be patient as there will be times when traffic will be stopped periodically to allow work to progress in the roadway or for equipment to move through the active work site.

    Motorists are reminded of the 30 km/hr posted speed through the construction zone. Please use caution and obey all traffic control signage and personnel.

  • Project Update - July 27

    26 days ago

    Curb/Gutter and Sidewalk Installation - Klahanie Drive to lower Lamar Drive
    Crews have been preparing for curb/gutter and sidewalk installation between Klahanie Drive and lower Lamar Drive. Pouring of curb/gutter and sidewalk in this area is tentatively scheduled to start the week of July 29. Residents will be given advance notice of any temporary impact to their driveway accesses.

    Installation of Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) - DELAYED
    Due to a delay in the delivery of the PRV, installation of the PRV near the intersection of Todd Road and lower Lamar Drive, is tentatively rescheduled to start the week of July...

    Curb/Gutter and Sidewalk Installation - Klahanie Drive to lower Lamar Drive
    Crews have been preparing for curb/gutter and sidewalk installation between Klahanie Drive and lower Lamar Drive. Pouring of curb/gutter and sidewalk in this area is tentatively scheduled to start the week of July 29. Residents will be given advance notice of any temporary impact to their driveway accesses.

    Installation of Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) - DELAYED
    Due to a delay in the delivery of the PRV, installation of the PRV near the intersection of Todd Road and lower Lamar Drive, is tentatively rescheduled to start the week of July 29.

    Storm Service Work
    Storm service work on Todd Road above lower Lamar Drive continues the week of July 29. Residents will be given advance notice of any temporary impact to their driveway accesses. As the crews progress up Todd Road, it may be necessary to remove more vegetation (trees, shrubs) from the boulevard to accommodate the work. Residents with property adjacent to this vegetation, will be informed.

    Transit Rerouting
    From July 25 to approximately August 3, transit will reroute onto Todd Road. Please go to BCTransit.com/Kamloops/Schedules-and- Maps/Alerts to sign up for email alerts.

    Local Traffic Only - Klahanie Drive to Ronde Lane
    Todd Road, between Klahanie Drive and Ronde Lane, is single lane, alternating and is open to local traffic only. All through traffic is asked to reroute via Barnhartvale Road. Local residents are asked to be patient as there will be times when traffic will be stopped periodically to allow work to progress in the roadway or for equipment to move through the active work site.

    Motorists are reminded of the 30 km/hr posted speed through the construction zone. Please use caution and obey all traffic control signage and personnel.

    Work Hours
    BA Dawson Blacktop’s construction hours are Monday to Saturday, from 7 am to 5 pm, with additional night and weekend work as required.

  • Project Update - July 20

    about 1 month ago

    Scheduled Water Shut Offs
    Scheduled water shut offs will continue throughout the week of July 22 as BA Dawson Blacktop completes tie-ins to the new water main. Any water shut offs will take place during the day from 9 am to 5 pm. Impacted residents will receive advance notification.

    Installation of Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV)
    Crews will be installing the PRV near the intersection of Todd Road and lower Lamar Drive, starting Thursday, July 25, with completion tentatively scheduled for the evening of Friday, August 2. From July 25 to approximately August 3, transit will reroute onto Todd Road. Please...

    Scheduled Water Shut Offs
    Scheduled water shut offs will continue throughout the week of July 22 as BA Dawson Blacktop completes tie-ins to the new water main. Any water shut offs will take place during the day from 9 am to 5 pm. Impacted residents will receive advance notification.

    Installation of Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV)
    Crews will be installing the PRV near the intersection of Todd Road and lower Lamar Drive, starting Thursday, July 25, with completion tentatively scheduled for the evening of Friday, August 2. From July 25 to approximately August 3, transit will reroute onto Todd Road. Please go to BCTransit.com/Kamloops/Schedules-and- Maps/Alerts to sign up for email alerts.

    Todd Road, between Klahanie Drive and Ronde Lane, will remain open to local traffic only, and will be single lane, alternating. All through traffic is asked to reroute via Barnhartvale Road. Local residents are asked to be patient as there will be times when traffic will be stopped periodically to allow work to progress in the roadway or for equipment to move through the active work site.

    Curb and Gutter Installation
    Starting near Klahanie Drive and working up Todd Road, crews will begin preparing for curb and gutter installation. Residents will be given advance notice of any temporary impact to their driveway accesses.

    Storm Service Work
    Storm service work on Todd Road above lower Lamar Drive is tentatively scheduled to begin the week of July 22. Residents will be given advance notice of any temporary impact to their driveway accesses. As the crews progress up Todd Road, it may be necessary to remove more vegetation (trees, shrubs) from the boulevard to accommodate the work. Residents with property adjacent to this vegetation, will be informed.

  • Project Update - July 12

    about 1 month ago

    Scheduled Water Shut Offs - Week of July 15
    The week of July 15, BA Dawson Blacktop will be completing tie-ins to the new water main. In order to facilitate this work, residents are advised that there will be some scheduled day-time water shut offs. Those residents who are impacted will receive advance notification.

    Construction Zone Traffic
    Residents are reminded that for the duration of the Todd Road Pedestrian Upgrades project, Todd Road, between Klahanie Drive and Ronde Lane, is open to local traffic only, and is single lane, alternating. All through traffic is asked to reroute via Barnhartvale Road....

    Scheduled Water Shut Offs - Week of July 15
    The week of July 15, BA Dawson Blacktop will be completing tie-ins to the new water main. In order to facilitate this work, residents are advised that there will be some scheduled day-time water shut offs. Those residents who are impacted will receive advance notification.

    Construction Zone Traffic
    Residents are reminded that for the duration of the Todd Road Pedestrian Upgrades project, Todd Road, between Klahanie Drive and Ronde Lane, is open to local traffic only, and is single lane, alternating. All through traffic is asked to reroute via Barnhartvale Road.

    Local residents are asked to be patient as there will be times when traffic will be stopped periodically to allow work to progress in the roadway or for equipment to move through the active work site.

    Work Hours
    BA Dawson Blacktop’s construction hours are Monday to Saturday, from 7 am to 5 pm, with additional night and weekend work as required.

  • Project Update - June 28

    about 2 months ago
    Crews are continuing storm service work on the right side of Todd Road, between Klahanie Drive and Ronde Lane. Traffic is single lane, alternating throughout the construction zone.

    The construction zone is open to local traffic; however, please be aware that there will be times when traffic will be stopped periodically to allow work to progress in the roadway or for equipment to move through the active work site. We appreciate your understanding and patience!

    BA Dawson Hours - Canada Day Weekend
    Crews will be taking the long weekend off to celebrate Canada Day. They will finish work on Friday...

    Crews are continuing storm service work on the right side of Todd Road, between Klahanie Drive and Ronde Lane. Traffic is single lane, alternating throughout the construction zone.

    The construction zone is open to local traffic; however, please be aware that there will be times when traffic will be stopped periodically to allow work to progress in the roadway or for equipment to move through the active work site. We appreciate your understanding and patience!

    BA Dawson Hours - Canada Day Weekend
    Crews will be taking the long weekend off to celebrate Canada Day. They will finish work on Friday afternoon and return on Tuesday morning.
  • Project Update - June 21

    2 months ago

    The new water main installation on Todd Road between Klahanie Drive and lower Lamar Drive is now complete. This section of Todd Road has been reopened to transit.

    Crews are currently working on storm services on the right side of Todd Road between Klahanie Drive and Ronde Lane. Residents will be given advance notice of any temporary impact to their driveway accesses. As the crews progress up Todd Road, it may be necessary to remove more vegetation (trees, shrubs) from the boulevard to accommodate the work. Residents with property adjacent to this vegetation, will be informed.

    Work Hours
    BA Dawson...

    The new water main installation on Todd Road between Klahanie Drive and lower Lamar Drive is now complete. This section of Todd Road has been reopened to transit.

    Crews are currently working on storm services on the right side of Todd Road between Klahanie Drive and Ronde Lane. Residents will be given advance notice of any temporary impact to their driveway accesses. As the crews progress up Todd Road, it may be necessary to remove more vegetation (trees, shrubs) from the boulevard to accommodate the work. Residents with property adjacent to this vegetation, will be informed.

    Work Hours
    BA Dawson Blacktop’s construction hours are Monday to Saturday, from 7 am to 5 pm, with additional night and weekend work as required. Todd Road, between Klahanie Drive and Ronde Lane, is limited to local traffic only. Pedestrian access is maintained throughout the construction zone.

    Transit Impact
    For the duration of the project, Route #17 transit service is rerouted between lower Lamar Drive and upper Lamar Drive. Bus stops on Todd Road between these points are not serviced. A temporary outbound bus stop and a temporary inbound bus stop is located on lower Lamar Drive near Todd Road. The existing stop just off Todd Road at upper Lamar Drive is for inbound passengers only. Impacted transit users are encouraged to sign up for email alerts through BC Transit at BCTransit.com/Kamloops/Schedules-and- Maps/Alerts

    Thank you for your patience!
    As we move into week seven of the Todd Road Pedestrian Upgrades project, we want to acknowledge the many residents, motorists, pedestrians, and transit users who access this section of Todd Road daily. Thank you for your patience!

    We remind motorists of the 30 km/hr posted speed through the construction zone. Please use caution and obey all traffic control signage and personnel.

    While every attempt is being made to minimize the impact to everyone during construction, delays are inevitable. We encourage residents to stay informed and plan ahead. Construction updates and information are available on this Lets Talk project page, where residents can also register for email updates.

  • Notice to Transit Users - REGULAR TRANSIT RE-ROUTING NOW RESUMED

    2 months ago
    Todd Road, between Klahanie Drive and lower Lamar Drive, has been opened back up to transit buses.

    As was in place prior to this unexpected closure, portions of Route # 17 are re-routing between lower Lamar Drive and upper Lamar Drive. All stops on Todd Road between lower Lamar Drive and upper Lamar Drive are not being serviced, however, a temporary outbound stop and a temporary inbound stop is located on lower Lamar Drive near Todd Road. The existing stop just off Todd Road at upper Lamar Drive is for inbound passengers only. This re-routing is in effect until...
    Todd Road, between Klahanie Drive and lower Lamar Drive, has been opened back up to transit buses.

    As was in place prior to this unexpected closure, portions of Route # 17 are re-routing between lower Lamar Drive and upper Lamar Drive. All stops on Todd Road between lower Lamar Drive and upper Lamar Drive are not being serviced, however, a temporary outbound stop and a temporary inbound stop is located on lower Lamar Drive near Todd Road. The existing stop just off Todd Road at upper Lamar Drive is for inbound passengers only. This re-routing is in effect until approximately approximately September 30, 2019.

    Impacted transit users are encouraged to sign up for email alerts through BC Transit at: BCTransit.com/Kamloops/Schedules-and- Maps/Alerts

  • Notice to Transit Users - UPDATE

    2 months ago
    Please be advised that the reduced transit service in Barnhartvale along Route 17 - Dallas will extend through Wednesday, June 12, with full transit service resuming the morning of Thursday, June 13. This is due to unforeseen issues with water main work on Todd Road between Klahanie Drive and lower Lamar Drive.

    During the reduced transit service, all regular bus stops are closed. There is one temporary bus stop located on McLeod Drive at Todd Road. Please plan to be at this temporary bus stop at the time you would normally be at your...

    Please be advised that the reduced transit service in Barnhartvale along Route 17 - Dallas will extend through Wednesday, June 12, with full transit service resuming the morning of Thursday, June 13. This is due to unforeseen issues with water main work on Todd Road between Klahanie Drive and lower Lamar Drive.

    During the reduced transit service, all regular bus stops are closed. There is one temporary bus stop located on McLeod Drive at Todd Road. Please plan to be at this temporary bus stop at the time you would normally be at your regular bus stop. The bus will remain at the temporary stop for an extended period of time.

    We apologize for any inconvenience. Impacted transit users are encouraged to check for updates and to sign up for BC Transit email alerts at BCTransit.com/Kamloops/Schedules-and- Maps/Alerts(External link). If you have questions about the reduced service, please contact 250-376-1216.