Work starts Monday (July 27) on Wakesiah Avenue culvert replacement

NANAIMO – Delays anticipated and drivers are encouraged to plan alternative routes during construction on Wakesiah Avenue.

Expect delays and temporary closures when construction starts on Wakesiah Avenue next week.

Work is scheduled to start Monday (July 27) to replace one of the city’s last remaining wood stave culverts, which the Cat Stream flows through under Wakesiah Avenue.

During construction, to be completed by the end of September, travel will be restricted to single-lane alternating traffic at times between Second and Third streets, which will cause delays, so drivers are encouraged to plan alternative routes.

Wakesiah Avenue will be closed Aug. 4-10 to all but local residential traffic.

Southbound traffic will be routed via Jingle Pot Road to Third Street and northbound traffic will detour via Third Street to Pine Street.

Drivers are asked to follow signs and obey traffic control personnel.

The city has contracted Knappett Industries to do the work and environmental monitoring will take place throughout the project.