Section of Bruce Avenue to close for utility and street upgrades

Construction expected to last until fall 2019

Summary

Starting July 16, 2019, Bruce Avenue will be closed between Pine Street and Fourth Street while planned utility and road construction work takes place. The closure will remain in place until construction is completed in fall 2019.

Construction works include:

• Water main upgrades,

• Sanitary and storm sewer upgrades,

• New concrete curbs and sidewalks on the west side of Bruce Avenue,

• Safety upgrades at the intersection of Bruce Avenue and Fourth Street,

• New LED street lighting, and

• New on-street bike lanes which will connect previously completed sections of the Harewood Bikeway.

A detour using Pine Street and Fourth Street will be setup to direct traffic around the work zone. The intersection of Fourth Street, Albert Street and Pine Street has also been changed to a 4-way stop to assist with detour traffic. Access will be provided for local residents and businesses within the construction area.

For the latest information and project updates, please visit our current construction project website at: www.nanaimo.ca/construction/Details/698.

Link to Strategic Plan: Improve opportunities for active transportation in order to encourage a healthier and environmentally responsible community

Key Points

  • Bruce Avenue will be closed to all thru traffic between Pine Street and Fourth Street starting July 16, 2019.
  • A detour using Pine Street will be in place 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays.
  • The intersection of Fourth Street, Albert Street and Pine Street has been changed to a 4-way stop.
  • Construction is expected to last until fall 2019.

Quotes

"We are excited to start construction on this project which includes transportation improvements for pedestrians, cyclists, transit users and passenger vehicles. We ask that all residents please use caution when travelling in and around the project and detour areas. We thank everyone in advance for their cooperation and understanding."

Capital Project Management Specialist
City of Nanaimo
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Contact:

Kurtis Noble
Capital Project Management Specialist
City of Nanaimo
(250) 756-5330

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