Starting Monday, May 7, McKenzie Avenue will be closed for reconstruction between Brandt Street and Lilac Bay. Local traffic is asked to use Giesbrecht Street and Reimer Avenue as their alternate route.

The road closure is necessary to complete an upgrade from asphalt to concrete road surface to accommodate heavy truck traffic. The sidewalk on the south side of McKenzie will remain open throughout construction as will access to Memorial Cemetery.

The reconstruction is expected to be completed by early July and includes some signal improvements as well as widening of the Brandt Street right curb lane turning onto McKenzie.

This project is part of the city’s 2018 Capital Works Program at a budgeted cost of approximately $810,000. A portion of the project is being funded by a benefiting property owner.

The city thanks motorists in advance for respecting pylons and other safety signs set up for the protection of city employees and contractors.