We’re Celebrating Yet Another Transportation Project Milestone! Asphalt Paving Scheduled for the Church/Throup Roundabout Next Week

Thursday, April 4, 2024 – The Church/Throup Roundabout Project is set to reach another significant milestone next week with the completion of the asphalt paving (weather permitting) next week. The project, aimed at improving traffic flow and safety for vehicles and pedestrians alike at the intersection of Church and Throup, marks an exciting step forward in enhancing transportation infrastructure within our community.

As part of this process, the Church/Throup intersection will be temporarily closed, April 8th to 10th and on April 12th to facilitate the necessary construction activities. These closures are essential to ensure the safety of workers and the efficient progress of the project. The anticipated schedule is:

  • April 8 & 9th – Grading: Roundabout North up Church Road (north leg), closure 9am to 5pm
  • April 10th – Base lift paving: Roundabout North up Church Road (north leg), closure 8am to 5pm
  • April 12th – Top lift paving: Church Road (Wadams to Church Road), Throup Road, closure 8am to 5pm

While closures are not ideal, as the project approaches substantial completion, the end of these works is approaching. Please follow the posted signage regarding detours and traffic personnel, while allowing some additional time for your travels.

Through this phase of work, temporary crosswalk markings will be in place with $57,300 in funding provided through the ICBC Road Safety program. The ultimate crossings will include thermal paint which offers increased longevity and flashing lights to enhance pedestrian visibility for both those travelling by foot or vehicle alike. Permanent installations will be done this spring after the top lift of asphalt across the entire construction area is applied.

As we celebrate this milestone, we would like to once again express our gratitude to the residents for their patience and cooperation throughout the construction process.

More About the Two-Lift Paving Application

This project is the using a two-lift application for asphalt paving. This approach involves applying two layers of asphalt – known as lifts – to create a smoother and more durable road surface. By completing the lifts separately, the project team is ensuring the highest quality outcome for the roadworks.

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