May 29, 2014 - 4:39 PM
KELOWNA - Beginning Monday, June 2, at 7 a.m. Queensway from Mill to Pandosy streets will be closed to motorists and parking temporarily removed to accommodate the utility replacement and roundabout construction as part of the Queensway transit exchange and road upgrades project.
Detour routes will be clearly marked and traffic safety personnel will be on site directing traffic. Pedestrian access to businesses is a priority and will be maintained.
The Queensway transit exchange will be temporarily re-located to the west side of Ellis Street between Doyle and Bernard avenues and to the northwest corner of Doyle Avenue. Kelowna transit routes and schedules can be viewed at www.bctransit.com/regions/kel.
Construction of the Queensway and Water Street roundabout is expected to be complete by end of June when the intersection will re-open. Work will continue along Queensway between Water and Pandosy streets which will remain closed until the end of August.
Visit kelowna.ca/roadreport for information about parking, road closures, project information and potential delays.
The City of Kelowna thanks residents, businesses and commuters for their patience.
A $5.6-million investment in Queensway transit exchange and road upgrades begins this summer as part of BC Transit’s RapidBus Phase Two and Three Project.
The improvements will provide ease of transfer with amenities to provide a comfortable and convenient environment for transit patrons, operators and security personnel.
Kelowna RapidBus is a partnership between Transport Canada, the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, City of Kelowna, District of West Kelowna, Westbank First Nation and BC Transit. In total, the project will receive up to $46 million from federal, provincial and local partners. For more information and to view the designs for the Queensway Transit Improvements Project, visit www.kelownarapidbus.ca.
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