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Downtown revitalization to start this week, including traffic changes

The corner of Martin Street and Westminster Avenue in Penticton is the starting point for the city's downtown revitalization project.
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February 19, 2014 - 9:18 AM

PENTICTON - The first phase of Penticton’s Downtown Revitalization Plan kicks off tomorrow, February 19 at 2 p.m. with a celebration along the streets.

Westminster Avenue and Martin Street will receive the first improvements, with new paving, waterworks, furniture and sidewalks.

Once the digging starts next week, roads will be reduced to one lane in each direction on Westminster Avenue, and one lane southbound on Martin Street.

There is a chance that Martin, which is being completely repaved and getting waterworks upgrades, will be closed completely for a few hours at a time. However, the city and contractors are doing everything they can to keep roads accessible during construction.

Parking in the area will be affected, but spots will be available along the 300 block of Martin Street, Nanaimo Avenue, and between Main Street and Westminster Avenue.

Sidewalks will still be open so residents can access shops, restaurants and other local businesses in the area.

Construction for this phase of the Revitalization Plan is set to be completed by the end of May, 2014.

 

To contact the reporter for this story, e-mail Meaghan Archer at marcher@infotelnews.ca, call 250-488-3065 or tweet @meaghanarcher.

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