September 18, 2014 - 7:42 AM
KELOWNA - Now that the Lakeshore Road bridge is starting to look more like a bridge again, expect some changes and continued traffic interruptions along the roads leading to it over the next couple of weeks.
Work at the intersection at Lakeshore Road and Lexington Drive has started and traffic through the area is going to be slower, so commuters should alternatively use Old Meadows, Lequime or DeHart roads to detour from or onto Gordon Drive. Not only will drivers get to their destination with less hassle, local residents and customers of area businesses will also have an easier time of it.
A base layer of asphalt was completed between Cook and Truswell roads with concrete curbs, medians and sidewalks. Traffic signal poles are expected to be re-installed beginning next week at the Cook and Lakeshore roads intersection.
Most of the traffic hub-bub will happen on the south side of Lakeshore Road between Lexington Drive and the bridge. Traffic has been reduced to one-lane alternating because crews are digging a trench down the middle of the road for water and sewer installation.
Businesses are open and access to them is available, it'll just take a bit longer to get where you're going.
The $11-million improvements will result in a rebuilt bridge, sanitary trunk, storm and water main upgrades improved Greenway trail-head access and multi-use pathway and commuter bike lanes on Lakeshore Road. It's all expected to be finished in November.
Visit kelowna.ca/roadreport for the most up to date road closures, project information and potential delays.
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