Its a way to help revive the downtown core in Kamloops.
Fourth Avenue between Seymour and Lansdowne will be shutdown for two weeks beginning tomorrow for the Busker’s Festival to the day after Hot Nite in the City on August 12th.
Community Planning manager Jason Locke says it could be a permanent closure if the pilot project works out to get more people walking downtown.
“The idea is what we would do this sometime within the next five years on a permanent basis. So we are running this temporary pilot project and we also want to get peoples feedback.”
Locke says there are lots of activities planned.
“It allows people to come have a coffee, enjoy the sun, and sit back on a lazy afternoon.”
Locke says the intention is to bring 4TH Avenue to life by creating among other things a pedestrian environment with lighting and seating areas.