March 26, 2014 - 11:25 AM
KELOWNA - Construction plans, utility upgrades, paving plans and park improvements for 2014 were outlined by City of Kelowna staff today.
More than $50 million will be spent on the design and construction of projects throughout the city, including construction of new amenities and maintenance or upgrading of existing infrastructure.
“We conduct this annual presentation for the media so that they can let residents know what’s happening in their neighbourhoods or as they notice construction activity while they’re driving through town,” said Bill Berry, Design & Construction Services Director. “It gives residents a heads-up to allow them to consider an alternate travel route, or just to inform people about the work they see being done around the City.”
Major projects this year include Lakeshore Road upgrades and bridge replacement, beach and retaining wall erosion protection for City Park, Strathcona Park and Kinsmen Park, Queensway and Okanagan College transit station upgrades, two new downtown parkades, a left-turn lane extension at Highway 97 and Gordon Drive and the conclusion of the Bernard Avenue revitalization project.
“It takes a lot of coordination to get close to 100 projects all going in the right direction,” said Berry. “And we are always grateful for the patience and understanding our residents and businesses show for the crews doing the work. It can be difficult while the work is going on, but the work is necessary to keep our city in good condition and makes Kelowna an even better place to live.”
Images and descriptions of the 2014 Capital Projects are available at kelowna.ca/cityprojects.
Updated information about major city projects is available anytime by clicking on the 2014 Capital Project Map link on the City Projects website page.
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