Road upgrades underway throughout Vernon

Work includes repairs, line painting and crack sealing

Motorists are being advised of a number of projects underway on Vernon roads.

Crews will be repairing 27th Street, between 43rd and 58th avenues, starting Monday.

“These base repairs are necessary before repaving to increase the lifespan of the road,” said Tanya Laing Gahr, the City of Vernon’s communications officer.

“Repairs are expected to take about five weeks to complete. Repaving is scheduled for the end of September to avoid high volumes of tourist traffic.”

The city’s crack sealing program is also in progress.

“Crack sealing extends the life of pavement by reducing water penetration. The program will run four to six weeks,” said Laing Gahr.

Another project also underway is line painting, which includes curbs and symbols (crosswalks, stop bars), and long line (centre line, fog line).

The program will run five to six weeks and contractors will be working through the evening and early morning hours until completion.

“Although every reasonable effort will be made to minimize the disruption to traffic during these projects, motorists should be prepared for minor delays,” said Laing Gahr.

“Traffic may be reduced to single lane in both directions.”