Lakeshore Road upgrades begin Monday – Dehart to McClure
Contributed/City of Kelowna
June 14, 2015 - 5:00 PM
KELOWNA - Beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, June 15, motorists can expect delays on Lakeshore Road between Dehart and McClure roads for tree removal and preparation for infrastructure upgrades.
Traffic safety personnel will be present to direct motorists around working crews. Commuters who cannot use an alternate route through the area are urged to be patient and obey signage.
Construction is scheduled from June to November with the final layer of asphalt and finishing work to be completed in the spring of 2016. Thru-traffic and access to residences will be maintained throughout the project. Occasional partial lane closures may be required for short periods of time.
Parking on the shoulders of Lakeshore will be permanently removed. Pedestrian access will be available, but cyclists are advised to use other routes due to uneven surfaces.
No work is scheduled in front of Anne McClymont Elementary School until the end of June when the school is closed.
Construction hours are scheduled Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Work may occur outside of regular construction hours to minimize traffic delays and limit construction time.
The $3.3-million contract for improvements to this section of Lakeshore Road was awarded to Copcan Civil Ltd. Works include sidewalks, curb and gutters, a multi-use pathway, on-road bike lanes and pedestrian and roadway lighting improvements. Forty new deciduous trees will be planted in the boulevards.
People visiting the area are urged to pay attention to the signs and obey site safety personnel. The City of Kelowna appreciates the patience of residents, businesses and motorists during the construction season.
Visit kelowna.ca/cityprojects to learn more about the projects.
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