watch for signs similar for these in construction zones. File photo KDG

Watch for signs similar for these in construction zones.
File photo KDG

Construction started on Monday on the Nicola Avenue upgrade. The million dollar project starts over the Nicola River Bridge coming into town from the west on Highway 8, and continues to the ICBC auto body shop through the lights on Voght and up about three blocks. The work consists of two local gravel trucks and an digging machine taking out the traffic island in preparation for a machine to tear up the old pavement at this juncture  the island removal  has progressed to the junction of highway 8 and 5A south.

Two local small gravel  business were at work, Macdonald and  AE  James, registering equipment with general contractors  is a way for locals to get work..

Some cars may be able  to avoid delays coming into town from the west on 8 by turning left  by Norgaard Ready Mix and scooting  up the hill past the golf course and taking the residential streets across the bench area coming out on Parker where a left turn would put you in the direction of 5 and 5A north on Voght ST.

Watch construction speed  limits, heavy equipment can be upset in an  in-calm  and hectic climate, so head flag people and signs don’t be part of something like what happened to the cement truck  in the file photo.

Merritt transit is not expected to be greatly effected by the construction; source

 

Damage in a truck accident File photo KDG

Damage in a truck accident
File photo KDG

On this Day: August 23rd 1904

The snow tire chain is patented.

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