Road Closure Update - Co-op Avenue

For Immediate Release

Town of Oliver Co-op Avenue Reconstruction Project Road Closure Update

The Town of Oliver’s contractor commenced work on the Co-op Avenue Reconstruction Project on April 30, 2024. It is anticipated that construction will be completed by September 30th. Additional updates will be communicated as they become available.

The dewatering construction activities that have seen the road closed 24 hours a day for the last 6 weeks will be completed on Friday, June 28, 2024. To date the sanitary sewer, reclaimed water, and water main improvements have been completed.

Construction activities will take place between 7:00am and 6:00pm Monday through Friday, with Saturday work from 9:00am to 5:00pm as needed. The closure status is expected to fluctuate depending on the stage of work and the task. Local business traffic will continue to have intermittent access and the public will have access before and after working hours whenever possible. Please note that until the works are complete this will remain a construction site and road conditions can not be guaranteed. Additional updates will be communicated as they are available.

The Co-op Avenue reconstruction project will bring multifaceted benefits to our community including 230 meters of sidewalk to enhance pedestrian safety and accessibility. Residents and visitors will also see a significant increase in parking options. A new three-way traffic stop at Co-op Avenue and Station Street will further bolster traffic management, reduce congestion and potential accidents.

In addition to the road and sidewalk enhancements, the project encompasses crucial underground infrastructure improvements to our sanitary sewer, storm sewer, reclaimed water, and potable water systems. These upgrades will enhance the reliability and efficiency of our utilities and ensure more efficient transportation.

As with any construction project, there may be noise and dust. We are committed to minimizing disruptions during construction and apologize for any inconvenience caused. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

For the safety of all, please adhere to construction signs and instructions from traffic personnel.

Town of Oliver
250 485 6213

Co-op Ave