Walkers may be altering their favourite route

A portion of Salmon Arm's foreshore trail will remain closed until March 16 while crews work on a sewer line.

Walking on Salmon Arm’s foreshore trail will be limited for the next week.

The City of Salmon Arm is realigning a sanitary-sewer main, so about 100 metres of the trail are under construction.

That means signs have been put up at both trailheads – Raven and the west end of the nature trail – to warn people. Snow fences have been erected on other side of the construction zone to prevent people from entering.

“Because of the track twinning that CP (Rail) is doing, we needed to do the sanitary main realignment,” explained city engineering technician Mike Baker. The shifting of the railway tracks is expected to take place this summer.

Meanwhile, the affected portion of the foreshore trail will be closed until March 16.

Walkers can still use the portions of the trail up to the snow fences, but the trail can no longer be used as a thoroughfare to go from town to Raven.

Looking down from above, the construction work is below 17th and Lakeshore, where a pullout for mailboxes sits.