December 06, 2013 - 9:46 AM
KELOWNA - More than $2 million in upgrades to the intersection of Highway 97 and Grizzly Road are now complete. The improvements include new raised concrete medians to channel and protect vehicles at the intersection, changed traffic patterns to reduce the risk of collisions, as well as improved lighting and better drainage.
The project was built by Copcan Contracting Ltd. and has been developed in consultation with the District of West Kelowna and the Westbank First Nation.
“The safety of our roads is a top priority for communities, and for this government,” said Premier Christy Clark, MLA for Westside-Kelowna. “Whether you’re visiting the region or commuting to work or school every day, these upgrades will make a difference.”
- Now that the upgrades are complete, vehicles will not be able to turn left from Grizzly Road onto Highway 97, or travel directly across the highway.
- This will reduce the risk of collisions, in particular head-on and T-bone crashes.
- Vehicles are able to make right and left turns onto Grizzly Road from Highway 97, and make right turns from Grizzly Road onto Highway 97.
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