April 23, 2015 - 10:34 AM
PENTICTON - A new construction zone on the Channel Parkway is challenging Penticton drivers.
A construction crew has removed the traffic islands from the intersection of Channel Parkway and Warren Avenue to increase the length of the left turn lane, said B.C. Ministry of Highways district operations Manager Jeff Wiseman.
The increased capacity of the left hand turn lane is necessary as Green Avenue access from southbound Channel Parkway traffic is currently restricted, and traffic volumes are increasing with the approach of summer, he said.
The change will be permanent and is being done in conjunction with construction of the Satik bridge, which will connect Green Avenue with locatee and reserve lands of the Penticton Indian Band.
Wiseman said construction on the Channel Parkway will cease prior to the July long weekend, with through traffic restored to four lanes for the summer.
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