June 25, 2013 - 8:02 AM
Kelowna's network of major roadways is soon to get a new link.
Phase 2 designs are now underway on the John Hindle Drive project to link Glenmore Road directly to Highway 97. The road would stretch from the Glenmore Landfill entrance to UBC Okanagan to help alleviate traffic and congestion by creating an east-west connection.
The City recently purchased property at 1079 Curtis Road critical to building the remaining 1,300 metres of road. The first 1,100-metre stretch of road has already been completed. City staff were able to make an agreement with home-owners on Curtis Road most impacted by the project.
Road designs should be complete in a year's time and will have to be approved for exclusion from the Agricultural Land Reserve in 2014.
The project is part of the city's 20-year Major Road Network Plan.
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