Kinder Morgan approval could lead to more beautiful Kamloops

By James Peters
November 30, 2016 - 6:41am Updated: November 30, 2016 - 1:50pm

KAMLOOPS —  A major beautification project in Brocklehurst is a little closer to reality, thanks to the approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

The city has long considered a facelift for the Tranquille airport corridor, but wanted to wait to co-ordinate it with the replacement of a sewer main, and the potential pipeline expansion.

North Shore Business Improvement Association Executive Director Steven Puhallo says the project would include pedestrian and multi-use paths, a landscaping makeover, and a roundabout at Airport Road.

Puhallo says "with the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion being approved, that brings it one step closer, and in about 2 1/2-3 years, I'm looking forward to walking down that multi-use path, across Brocklehurst, and being able to see people coming out of the airport getting that first great opportunity to view Kamloops."

Puhallo adds "we'll have better commuter flow and better pedestrian safety and better greenery, and more beautification through the corridor as well."

Meantime, a proposed utility rate increase would collect millions of dollars to replace the Tranquille sewer main, but that must be approved as part of the budget process.

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