Expect delays and detours while construction takes place on South Main Street from to until Oct. 25. (Photo courtesy of Lace Petkau/Facebook)

Construction in the south end of Penticton to cause delays until late October

The city is upgrading the water main and sanitary sewer along South Main Street

Drivers should expect to no access to a portion of South Main Street, except those residing in the area, due to construction until possibly late next week.

Ian Chapman, City of Penticton engineer, said they had planned on alternating traffic (from the section near the Penticton Sikh Temple to Crescent Hill Road), but that changed as of Aug. 29.

“The intention was we would maintain alternating traffic through the construction area, but the nature of the ground is forcing us to basically not have enough road to keep it open. We were not planning to close the road at all and right now all we can do is get the transit bus traffic through,” said Chapman, adding the other exception is for those who reside in the area under construction. “We are hoping that by late next week can get back to alternating traffic.”

According to the city, the construction is due to the existing asphalt, domestic water mains and sanitary sewer mains that are undersized and have reached the end of their service life and need replacement. As well, curb, gutter and sidewalk repairs will take place in the neighbourhood.

Construction is expected to continue along South Main Street until Oct. 25 as the city upgrades the water main and sanitary sewer.A pedestrian walkway will be maintained on one side at all times. Normal bus service will be maintained throughout the project. Parking cannot take place within the active work zone during the day while the project is under progress.

Water service disruptions will take place during the construction period. The city said residents will be provided 48 hours notice of any planned disruption of water service

The contractors typically start work at 7 a.m. and finish by 6 p.m. each day (Monday to Saturday), however Chapman said this could extend later into the evening and/or weekends as there is a lot of work to be completed under a tight schedule. The contractor must adhere to the noice restrictions under the city’s Good Neighbour Bylaw.

“Traffic control is doing a great job and have been very helpful. We are also working with the South Main Market store trying to keep everyone happy. This is a situation where we have a very deep sewer line that is in desperate need of replacement on a main road. I anticipate it will take us up until most of October to get the work completed in time and hopefully we can squeeze in paving before the weather turns,” said Chapman.

To report a typo, email: editor@pentictonwesternnews.com.


@PentictonNews
editor@pentictonwesternnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Penticton Vees lead series 2-0 after 4-1 win over the West Kelowna Warriors

The Vees put up four goals in the final period to win

Fifth annual TRUE Penticton tourism expo to showcase local activities and attractions

Over 50 businesses and event organizers will be at the Lakeside Resort on April 4.

DPA members asked to consider future of downtown

What members want the future to look like, and current developing projects will be topics at the AGM

Top employers give tips to succeed at Black Press Career Fair in Kelowna

The Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair takes place Mar. 12. at the Rutland Soccer Dome

South Okanagan mayors put their BCHL jerseys on the line

Mayors of Penticton and West Kelowna make a “friendly” wager on the BCHL series outcome.

Toddler killed in Squamish grocery store parking lot

Child’s mother taken to hospital but her condition is not known

Developer of RV resort west of Revelstoke ordered to stop selling lots

The Superintendent of Real Estate has serious concerns that buyers may not receive their purchase

Police dog located accused murderer in dumpster near West Kelowna crime scene

Tejwant Danjou’s application to have his impromptu guilty plea removed was accepted by the court

Police dog located accused murderer in dumpster near West Kelowna crime scene

Tejwant Danjou’s application to have his impromptu guilty plea removed was accepted by the court

North Okanagan prays for women of Zimbabwe

World Day of Prayer celebrated in 2,000 Canadian communities, one of 170 countries

Two law enforcement trucks ‘deliberately’ set on fire in northern B.C., RCMP say

Police say they have video evidence of a person in the area of the truck fires

Trans Canada east of Revelstoke to be closed overnight

The highway will reopen at 10 a.m. Feb. 29

Leap Year means we get an extra day in February, so how are you spending it?

People online have a number of suggestions and plans on how they will be spending Saturday

Most Read