Advertisement

Large road improvement project in West Kelowna to soon start, says city

The project includes upgrades between McGinnis and Glen Abbey roads and the realignment of the Glenrosa Road and McIver Road intersection. City of West Kelowna

Construction is expected to start soon on a large road improvement project in West Kelowna.

According to the City of West Kelowna, the project includes upgrades between McGinnis and Glen Abbey roads, a sidewalk connection to Webber Road and the realignment of the Glenrosa Road and McIver Road intersection.

Work crews will begin mobilizing next week, the city said, with the contract being awarded to B.C. General Contracting.

READ MORE: Once dubbed “worst road in B.C.” safety improvements set for Westside Road

The city added that pedestrian access along McIver Road will be improved, from Glenrosa to McTaggart Road.

“Council identified this project as one of our key Invest in Infrastructure priorities because of the important safety improvements it would introduce in this very active corridor,” says Mayor Gord Milsom.

Story continues below advertisement

“We appreciate the contractor’s efforts to adjust their work so that they can proceed during COVID-19 and encourage residents to be patient with the traffic disruptions and other construction inconveniences that are inevitable on a project of this scale.”

READ MORE: B.C. premier promises improvements to Vancouver Island road where bus crash killed 2 students

The city said it began sharing information about the project in February, and that construction will be done in phases. The expected completion date is early 2021.

The city added that over the next several months, residents can expect to see:

  • Site mobilization, area clearing and utility relocation
  • Implementation of temporary traffic detours
  • Foundation and grading roadworks
  • Sidewalk, curb and gutter work
  • Road paving and area restoration

“By mid-May, crews will move equipment to the project corridor and begin site clearing, asphalt stripping and complete utility relocates,” the city said in a press release.

“The traffic management plan is being developed and information about future detours will be shared as it becomes available.”

Those interested in learning more about this project can click here.

Click to play video: 'Many Okanagan couples forced to postpone their weddings amid pandemic' Many Okanagan couples forced to postpone their weddings amid pandemic
Many Okanagan couples forced to postpone their weddings amid pandemic – Apr 28, 2020

Sponsored content