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Summer construction to close roads in Quesnel

Roads and bridges will face closures, delays and detours while different projects worked on throughout the city
Moffat Bridge, Johnston Bridge, Lewis Drive and Nadeau Street will all be affect throughout the season and into fall.

Summer is set to be a busy month for construction crews in Quesnel with four major projects being undertaken over the next few months.

Johnston Bridge

Phase one of the Johnston Bridge rehabilitation will take place from July 8 to early fall. The project will have the bridge closed to traffic during that time, it will remain open for pedestrians. The project will add 90 metres of water main and sanitary main under the railway tracks. It will also add a fire hydrant and do repairs to the road.

Traffic will instead go through the Johnston Subdivision and North Star Road.

Moffat Bridge

Moffat bridge will also see repairs following damage from an over-height vehicle. The start date for the project has not yet been determined but work will take place between 6 p.m. and 7 a.m.

During the repairs North Fraser Drive will be closed beneath the bridge. It will additionally require single-lane alternating traffic on the bridge for a portion of the repairs.

Lewis Drive water main replacement

Lewis Drive will have a water main replacement and have resurfacing work done. That work will begin in mid-July to September. The affected area will be Lewis Drive between Perry Street and Pierce Crescent. 

New Carson Elementary

Work will begin to add road, water lines, sewer lines, street lights and sidewalks to the area where the new Carson Elementary school will be constructed.

During the work Nadeau Street between Nickel Ridge Avenue and Johnston Avenue will be closed until late fall. The only entrance or exit to the Carson Subdivision will be Nadeau Street and Highway 97.

The school itself is scheduled to be built and ready for students in fall of 2025.

The city is asking residents to allow extra time for commutes if going through any of the areas affected by construction. They will put up signage and post updates on the city website and social media. 

The city also said there will be no construction between July 18 and 21 for Billy Barker Days, but road closures and detours will continue to be in place.

About the Author: Austin Kelly

Born and raised in Surrey, I'm excited to have the opportunity to start my journalism career in Quesnel.
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