Two-way traffic is shunted into the southbound lanes of Terminal Avenue as road crews carry out resurfacing work Monday morning. Driver are advised to find alternative routes where possible to avoid slowdowns in construction zones. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

Traffic routes shuffled as roadwork continues

Drive with caution through city roadwork zones or find alternative routes to avoid delays

Commuter traffic was shunted into the southbound lanes of Terminal Avenue this week as work crews got down to the business of road resurfacing.

The work follows months of upgrades to sewerage and water supply infrastructure.

According the city, motorists can expect shifting traffic patterns between St. George Street and the intersection at Terminal and Stewart avenues until the work is complete in July.

Commuters are advised to consider using alternative routes to avoid delays or slowdowns through the construction area and to exercise caution and follow directions of traffic controllers if driving through the construction zone is unavoidable.

Work is continuing on upgrades to the Terminal Avenue and the Northfield Road, old Island Highway, Boundary Avenue intersection.

The city is advising drivers that a number of detours will be in effect until Friday, April 27, during which time there will no access to Northfield Road from the old Island Highway.

Boundary Avenue between Northfield Road and Mallard Drive is closed Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Boundary Avenue between Mallard Drive and Meredith Road is open to local traffic only Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There will be no left turn from Northfield Road to the old Island Highway 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and a section of the E&N Trail adjacent to the construction zone will be detoured for about a month.

Motorists wishing to access Boundary Avenue from the old Island Highway are asked to use the Dorman Road or Waddington Road turnoffs and connect to Boundary Avenue via Meredith Road.

For information and updates, visit the City of Nanaimo website at

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