News briefs – Island Highway gets sidewalks

Sidewalks along the south side of the Island Highway Improvement Project were installed Monday, bringing an end to the “walking school bus” for students.

Since September traffic flaggers have walked students through the project before and after school. The sidewalk will now provide a safe, continuous walkway.

For vehicles, single-lane alternating traffic continues weekdays 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. as crews are paving the lanes and pouring curbs this week. Lane closures are expected to last until early-June — three months later than proposed when the project began.

Crews from BC Hydro, Shaw and Telus are on site to move wires from poles to a new underground system.

For updates, see islandhighwayproject.wordpress.com.

 

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