Section of Third Street Closes to Through Traffic From August 1 to 17, 2018


To accommodate road work, Third Street between Wakesiah Ave and Howard Ave will be closed to through traffic. This closure will be in effect 24 hours a day between August 1 to 17, 2018. Through traffic will be rerouted to Fourth Street, and commuters are also encouraged to consider alternate routes.

There will also be a period of time where there will be single-lane alternating traffic and some night work at the intersection of Wakesiah Ave and Third Street.

Strategic Link: This work supports the City of Nanaimo's commitment to improved transportation and infrastructure.

Key Points

  • The section of Third Street between Howard and Wakesiah Ave will be open to local traffic during the closure. A detour will be in place sending through traffic to Fourth Street.
  • RDN Transit will be putting a bus detour in place during the closure.


"The road work is being undertaken as part of a new residential development at 525 Third Street. Closing the road during construction allows the work to be completed quickly and efficiently, reducing the overall time traffic will be disrupted."

Manager of Engineering Projects
City of Nanaimo


Phil Stewart
Manager of Engineering Projects
City of Nanaimo

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