32nd Avenue open to traffic with new traffic control measures in place

November 18, 2020

A major reconstruction project on 32nd Avenue is nearing completion and the road is now re-opened to traffic between 33rd Street and 35th Street.

The project, which began in June, included the rehabilitation of approximately 285 metres of road, water main and storm sewer, and sanitary sewer replacement. The project also included some sidewalk replacement and upgrades, and the installation of a new traffic signal at the intersection of 32nd Avenue and 34th Street.

“The intersection used to be controlled by a 2-way stop, so the updated traffic control measures are a change for local drivers,” said Amanda Watson, Manager, Transportation. “Advance warning signs are being added to the area to remind drivers of the change.”

“Infrastructure upgrades are still being completed for the new traffic signal, so a temporary 4-way stop is now in place,” said Trevor Scott, Infrastructure Engineer. “The lights are expected to be activated in mid-December.”

The City reminds motorists to slow down in the area and to obey all traffic control devices.

Additionally, the City thanks everyone for their patience as road closures and detours were required to complete this project throughout the summer and fall. For more information on this and other capital works projects in Vernon, please visit www.vernon.ca/capitalworks.

Below is an image of the new traffic signal and temporary 4-way stop on 32nd Avenue.