Paving season is underway in Kelowna

City taxpayers are spending about $2.8 million to repave roughly 18 kilometres of road between now and October 2015.
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KELOWNA – There’s an old adage which says there are two seasons in Canada, winter and paving season.

The 2015 paving season is off and running in Kelowna with the city planning to repave about 18 kilometres of road before October.

“The pavement management program ensures a longer life for our roads,” roadways construction manager Darin Thompson says in a media release. “The prioritization system determines how to upgrade and repair the roads surface based on various tests and software analysis that provide a numerical ranking for each road.”

City taxpayers are spending about $2.8 million to pave 17 sections of road.

You can expect lane closures and detours during the various projects and Thompson asks drivers to stay off freshly paved streets, as directed by traffic control people, until the asphalt has cured.

Cleaning, sweeping, crack sealing, flushing and minor repairs to road shoulders are already underway.

Thompson promises residents will be notified when resurfacing work is to begin in their neighbourhood.

For the very latest information on road construction check out the City of Kelowna online road report.

 

2015 Kelowna repaving projects

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