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

    6 days 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 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

    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

    8 days 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.
  • Notice To Transit Users

    16 days ago

    Barnhartvale Transit Service Significantly Reduced, June 5–11, 2019

    To accommodate an unanticipated temporary road closure during the Todd Road Pedestrian Upgrades Project, transit service in Barnhartvale along Route 17 - Dallas will be significantly reduced from Wednesday, June 5, through Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Full service is anticipated to resume on Wednesday, June 12.

    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...

    Barnhartvale Transit Service Significantly Reduced, June 5–11, 2019

    To accommodate an unanticipated temporary road closure during the Todd Road Pedestrian Upgrades Project, transit service in Barnhartvale along Route 17 - Dallas will be significantly reduced from Wednesday, June 5, through Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Full service is anticipated to resume on Wednesday, June 12.

    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 check for updates and 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.

  • City Awards Todd Road Pedestrian Upgrades Project to Contractor BA Dawson Blacktop Ltd.

    about 1 month ago

    May 15, 2019 - The City recently awarded the Todd Road Pedestrian Upgrades contract to BA Dawson Blacktop Ltd. of Kamloops. The City received four proposals for the project. The total project value, including the construction contract, is approximately $4 million.

    The Todd Road Pedestrian Upgrades Project involves improvements to Todd Road between Klahanie Drive and Ronde Lane to improve pedestrian and motorist safety, including the following:

    • constructing a raised concrete sidewalk (uphill side)
    • installing concrete curbing (downhill side)
    • maintaining intersection widths
    • installing a crosswalk on Todd Road near Ronde Lane
    • improving bus stops
    • repaving the road
    • installing additional lighting,...

    May 15, 2019 - The City recently awarded the Todd Road Pedestrian Upgrades contract to BA Dawson Blacktop Ltd. of Kamloops. The City received four proposals for the project. The total project value, including the construction contract, is approximately $4 million.

    The Todd Road Pedestrian Upgrades Project involves improvements to Todd Road between Klahanie Drive and Ronde Lane to improve pedestrian and motorist safety, including the following:

    • constructing a raised concrete sidewalk (uphill side)
    • installing concrete curbing (downhill side)
    • maintaining intersection widths
    • installing a crosswalk on Todd Road near Ronde Lane
    • improving bus stops
    • repaving the road
    • installing additional lighting, where possible
    • constructing retaining walls, where required

    Repairing the sanitary sewer, installing a new water main and water services, replacing a pressure-reducing valve station, and installing a piped drainage system will occur in conjunction with the road project.

    “Todd Road is identified as a high priority in both the City’s 2013 Pedestrian Master Plan and the 2018 Transportation Master Plan. This project will significantly improve pedestrian safety on Todd Road, which, in turn, will improve neighbourhood connectivity and walkability,” said Darren Crundwell, the City’s Capital Projects Manager.

    Phase 1 of construction started this week. Project completion is anticipated for the end of September 2019.

    Construction is tentatively scheduled to occur Monday–Saturday, 7:00 am–5:00 pm, with additional night and weekend work being planned as required. During Phase 1, Todd Road between Klahanie Drive and Sunrise Drive will be limited to local traffic only, with single-lane, alternating traffic. Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the construction zone.

    Kamloops Transit Route No. 17 will be rerouted between lower Lamar Drive and upper Lamar Drive, starting May 21. For more information and to sign up for email alerts for notification of route changes, temporary closures, etc., visit BCTransit.com/Kamloops. There will be minimal impact to high school bus service. School District bus drivers will inform students of any changes to pickup/drop-off locations.

    While every attempt will be made to minimize the impact on residents, motorists, transit users, and pedestrians during construction, delays and congestion are inevitable and should be expected.

  • Construction Begins Week of May 13, 2019

    about 1 month ago

    Project Update

    Week of May 13

    Phase 1 of construction started (Todd Road, between Klahanie Drive and Sunrise Drive). Work this week consists of preparing the site, surveying, hydrovacing/service locates, and stripping the slopes on both sides of the road.

    Week of May 21

    This week, BA Blacktop will be continuing with hydrovacing and slope preparation work.

    Wednesday, May 22, the contractor will be milling (lifting the asphalt) the full roadway from Klahanie Drive to upper Lamar Drive.

    May 29 to approximately June 14

    The contractor will be working on the water main between Klahanie Drive and lower Lamar Drive....

    Project Update

    Week of May 13

    Phase 1 of construction started (Todd Road, between Klahanie Drive and Sunrise Drive). Work this week consists of preparing the site, surveying, hydrovacing/service locates, and stripping the slopes on both sides of the road.

    Week of May 21

    This week, BA Blacktop will be continuing with hydrovacing and slope preparation work.

    Wednesday, May 22, the contractor will be milling (lifting the asphalt) the full roadway from Klahanie Drive to upper Lamar Drive.

    May 29 to approximately June 14

    The contractor will be working on the water main between Klahanie Drive and lower Lamar Drive. During this time frame, this section of Todd Road will be closed to all traffic except residents living on Todd Road between Klahanie Drive and lower Lamar Drive. All other traffic, except transit and emergency services, will need to reroute via Barnhartvale Road.

    Work Hours

    Throughout the project, work will take place Monday to Saturday, from 7 am to 5 pm, with additional night and weekend work as required. Starting later this week, Todd Road, between Klahanie Drive and Sunrise Drive, will be limited to local traffic only and traffic will be single lane alternating. Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the construction zone.

    Transit Impact

    For the duration of the project, Route #17 transit service will be rerouted between lower Lamar Drive and upper Lamar Drive. Bus stops on Todd Road between these points will not be serviced. A temporary outbound bus stop and a temporary inbound bus stop will be located on lower Lamar Drive near Todd Road. The existing stop just off Todd Road at upper Lamar Drive will be for inbound passengers only. Also, there may be several days where portions of Route #17 transit service may be suspended, reduced or accommodated via alternate methods (shuttling service, etc), due to lack of access for the buses to travel through the active construction site on Todd Road. Impacted transit users are encouraged to sign up for email alerts through BC Transit for notification of route changes, temporary closures, etc. at https://www.bctransit.com/kamloops/riderinfo

    Stay Informed

    Every attempt will be made to minimize the impact to residents, motorists, and pedestrians during construction; however, delays are inevitable. We encourage residents to stay informed and plan ahead.

    Throughout the duration of the project, construction updates will be available on this Lets Talk project page, where residents can also register for email updates and/or follow the project.