Kamloops Area Transportation Strategy

Aerial view of Kamloops showing the highway network

We are reviewing the provincial transportation network in the Kamloops area to better understand current and future needs and to develop a strategy to address them. 

The strategy area includes the provincial transportation network within the boundaries of the City of Kamloops and Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc including:

  • Highway 1 from Afton Interchange underpass in the west, to the Lafarge Road Interchange in the east
  • Yellowhead Interchange of Highway 1 and Highway 5
  • Highway 5 from the Yellowhead Interchange to the Old Highway 5 intersection at Heffley Creek
  • Additional provincial roads and infrastructure

Input from the public, stakeholders, the City of Kamloops and Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc will help us identify potential short, medium, and long-term improvement options that will be considered as part of the province’s broader capital planning processes.

Strategy Purpose

  • Plan for safe, reliable, resilient, integrated, and sustainable transportation choices
  • Review provincial transportation network in the Kamloops area including for pedestrians, cyclists, transit, goods movement, and passenger vehicles
  • Engage with technical, community groups, and the broader public to understand issues, opportunities, and priorities for improvement
  • Develop a strategy with Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc and the City of Kamloops that aligns provincial investment planning with their transportation and land use plans
  • Identify potential projects to meet the corridor needs over the next 5 to 25 years

Public Consultation

Community input is an essential part of the Kamloops Area Transportation Strategy, and we would like to hear back from as many users as possible. Your input will be considered along with input from Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc, the City of Kamloops, and technical and community groups to inform recommendations to the ministry’s short- and long-term planning for the transportation network in the Kamloops area.

In phase 1, we identified issues to understand what is important to people travelling to and through the Kamloops area. In phase 2, the ministry held an online open house from February 17 to March 5, 2023 to receive public feedback on the opportunities that will inform the strategy.

Next Steps

Phase 2 of engagement will help us evaluate these potential opportunities for transportation improvements. Based on feedback in this phase, a third phase of engagement will share the recommended strategy and next steps. Our aim is to finalize the strategy in 2023.