A major reconstruction project continues on 37th Avenue. The work includes replacement of road, sidewalk, water main, storm sewer, and sanitary sewers. Improved streetlighting, safety improvements at the rail crossing, and new sidewalk, are also part of the planned upgrades.
A closure of the intersection at 30th Street and 37th Avenue is required to allow for the commissioning of a new water line, paving, and line painting.
Starting Wednesday, October 6, at 6:00 am, the intersection will be closed between the roundabout at 39th Avenue and the intersection at 35th Avenue. The intersection is planned to be reopened on Friday, October 22.
These construction activities are weather dependent. The intersection will be opened sooner if favourable weather conditions allow for more timely completion of the work.
Access along the multi-use path for pedestrians, cyclists, and other path users will be possible via a slight detour at the intersection 30th Street and 37th Avenue during the majority of the closure. There will be one day, when paving is taking place, where path users will not be able to cross 37th Avenue. Prior to paving, a temporary gravel surface may require path users to dismount.
Access to local businesses in the area will be maintained throughout construction. Residents are encouraged to continue supporting local businesses.
Detours will be available on Highway 97 and 27th Street. The City reminds road users to obey all traffic control signs and to slow down in work zones. The City appreciates road users’ patience as this project is completed.
The 37th Avenue Reconstruction Project is part of Council’s commitment to replacing aged infrastructure to continue providing reliable City services. This project is jointly funded by the City’s Infrastructure Levy, Federal Gas Tax and Sanitary Utility Funds.
For more information on this and other Capital projects taking place in Vernon, please visit the City’s website at vernon.ca/capitalworks.