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Lakeshore Road project nears completion

Mayor Walter Gray, Councillor Gail Given, residents and business owners and banner artist Phred Martin holding the banners that will hang from light poles along Lakeshore Road.
November 22, 2014 - 10:34 AM

KELOWNA – Around a dozen residents and business owners joined Kelowna mayor Walter Gray at the north end of the nearly completed Mission Creek Bridge Friday afternoon for an update on the $11 million Lakeshore Road project.

Upgrades to the busy tourist and commuter section of Lakeshore Road between Richter Street and Barnaby Road began in May and project manager Purvez Irani says it was not without its challenges.

“I found this more challenging than Bernard Avenue,” he says. “There’s a bridge involved and you have a very narrow window to build a large structure. It was very technically challenging.”

The project, which will be finished by the end of the month on time and on budget, features stamped concrete medians as well as light standards and landscaping consistent with the rest of Lakeshore Road.

The bridge sees around 12,000 vehicles cross every day.

Detail along the rail of Mission Creek Bridge.
Detail along the rail of Mission Creek Bridge.

Lakeshore Road between Mission Creek Bridge and Cook Street.
Lakeshore Road between Mission Creek Bridge and Cook Street.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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