City looks to improve aesthetic appeal along Victoria Street West

By Vanessa Ybarra
May 18, 2017 - 6:00pm

KAMLOOPS —Esthetic upgrades could be coming to West Victoria Street.

Earlier this week, the city submitted a request to council to apply for a six-million dollar grant that would go towards expanding sidewalk access along West Victoria Street as well as other improvements.

"When we're ripping up the road, to put sidewalks back that makes sense," said Darren Crundwell, Capital Projects Manager with the City of Kamloops. "To improve the lighting, to get the lighting in the middle of the road. There are some capacity improvements at the roundabout at the east end and we're also looking at some difference laning at the west end that will help with future capacity and more traffic."

According to Crundwell, the upgrades would be included in the city's 'Victoria Street West Infrastructure and Corridor Improvement Project' that will see crews replace water and sewer pipes.

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