South Lakeside Drive update

The city of Williams Lake anticipates road excavation east of the Pioneer Drive intersection to be completed next week.

  • Sep. 20, 2013 5:00 p.m.

Road excavation east of the Pioneer Drive intersection is expected to be completed next week, and crews will be importing material to fill in sections on the north side of the road.

Other work includes mixed-use path preparation and the replacement of the concrete island in the Pioneer Drive intersection.

With rain forecast for the next several days, the City would like to urge residents to drive slowly and use caution while travelling on South Lakeside Drive. Rain softens the gravel road base, causing it to deteriorate very quickly. As soon as conditions permit, crews will be working to improve the road surface. While the road is saturated, though, any attempts to perform grading or repairs will be ineffective or cause further damage.

The public is reminded that the portion of South Lakeside Driveway between the Cariboo Adventist Academy and Hodgson Road is a construction area, and rough patches of road are to be expected. The contractor is regularly working on grading and repairing rough areas, but patience is requested because the high volume of traffic causes road condition to deteriorate quickly. Motorists are also reminded to obey the posted 30 km/h speed limit. Traffic flow will be single-lane alternating.

South Lakeside Drive will be repaved from Hodgson Road to the Cariboo Adventist Academy, the merge lane from Hodgson Road will be extended to Pioneer Drive, and a pedestrian/bike lane will be added from Hodgson Road to the Cariboo Adventist Academy. Work on the project is expected to continue through September.

 

 

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