Ever since work began on a major sewer upgrade along Loewen Boulevard on April 1st, at least a short section of eastbound Loewen has been closed to traffic. 

For most of April the eastbound lane was closed all the way from Home Street to Henry Street. Most of that stretch was reopened in early May with the exception of a small portion at the Home Street intersection that has remained closed as crews put in a new manhole and waited for the infill to pack down and dry up. 

As of Tuesday afternoon, equipment and barricades were removed from the street and the eastbound lane of Loewen Boulevard was reopened at Home Street. 

According to City Engineer Aaron Rach, construction crews are still working to upgrade the lift station across from the old medical clinic but neither lane is closed.  

“It's a confined site and the contractor needs some additional space to do the work. Traffic is maintained there, there's the loss of the parking lane, but both east and westbound traffic is maintained through there.” 

construction crews and orange pylons on Loewen BoulevardWork on the Loewen Boulevard lift station continues but though traffic is being diverted into the parking lane, Loewen remains open to both east and westbound traffic