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NEWS RELEASE

Delays expected at Rutherford Road and Wills Road

Motorists are advised to plan alternative routes

Summary

Motorists travelling along Rutherford Road between Highway 19A and the Uplands Drive are advised to plan ahead. Installation of a sewer main to service a development on the corner of Rutherford Road and Wills Road is scheduled to occur in the evenings of May 1st and 2nd. For worker and general public safety, traffic will be reduced to two lanes.

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Key Points

  • Between the hours of 6:00pm to 6:00 am on May 1st and 2nd, delays on Rutherford Road between Uplands Drive and Highway 19A are anticipated.
  • Traffic will be reduced to two lanes during the construction period.
  • Drivers are asked to allow extra time for their commute and to obey all construction signage and traffic control personnel.

Quotes

"Rutherford Road is a major road servicing a large area of Nanaimo. Alternate routes are available for drivers. Closing two lanes at night is the best way to do this work safely and to minimize the traffic disruption."

Construction Manager
City of Nanaimo
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Contact:

Stephen Ricketts
Manager, Construction
City of Nanaimo
(250) 756-5329

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