City barricades West Trail street

The city has barricaded a West Trail back alley after drivers opted to take the unfit route into downtown, rather than a specified detour.

  • Aug. 9, 2013 6:00 p.m.

The city has barricaded a West Trail back alley after drivers opted to take the unfit route into downtown, rather than a specified detour.

“Due to a high volume of traffic and concerns from residents living in the area that alley has been closed,” Andrea Jolly, Trail’s communications and event coordinator, said Thursday.

Trail redistributed a public notice of street closings, and a map that delineates safe pedestrian and driving routes to residents yesterday.

“Please use the detours that are outlined on the map,” said Jolly. “We are reminding everyone to take an extra few minutes because safety is what is important.”

Since Aug. 1, the bottom of Glover Road has been closed for upgrades to Victoria Street, with the exception of emergency vehicles.

The city has designated a detour on Rossland Avenue while aging infrastructure between Tamarack and Victoria Street is replaced as part of Phase 1 in the Victoria Street Corridor project, set for completion Aug. 15.