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Brown Road re-opens this week

May 27, 2014 - 2:19 PM

WEST KELOWNA - Work is complete on Brown Road in West Kelowna and will be open to motorists Saturday, May 31. The road has been closed since March 18 for the significant Westbank Centre Revitalization Project.

Barricades and fencing will be removed by the end of day Friday and the newly-upgraded road will be open to the public for the weekend.

On August 2, 2013 Council awarded a construction contract, in the amount of $2,586,619 to R&L Excavating Ltd. for improvements to Brown Road between Main Street and the Gateway Project, just south of Bering Road. The project included:

-    Roadway improvements and repaving
-    Creation of designated parking areas
-    Sidewalks and curb and gutter installations
-    The addition of landscaping, irrigation, street furniture, and ornamental lampposts
-    Sewer, drainage, and water main upgrades

The total project budget was $3.1 million when factoring in costs such as design, inspection, and moving overhead utilities underground.

The District of West Kelowna would like to thank the Government of Canada and Province of BC for providing funding assistance through the Gas Tax Community Works Fund, BC Hydro for aiding in the costs of placing utilities underground and ICBC for safety-related contributions under the Road Improvement Program.

The official opening will be held in conjunction with the Westside Daze Parade on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 9 a.m. Mayor Doug Findlater and Council will attend the opening before taking part in the parade. An invitation has been extended to MP Dan Albas as well as Premier Christy Clark, MLA Westside-Kelowna to join in the official opening.

Additional information is available on the District of West Kelowna website at Click on In The Works and select Brown Road Streetscape. For more information call the Engineering Department at 778-797-8840 or e-mail at

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