September 19, 2013 - 4:33 PM
OKANAGAN FALLS - Cheap recycled Highway 97 bits will improve a dusty stretch in Okanagan Falls.
A 1.5 kilometre road connecting the $11.7 million Okanagan Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant to Highway 97 will get paved to keep the dust down and improve access for one of the few properties along side it.
"The newly created road is actually our driveway, " Regional District of Okanagan Similikameen engineer Liisa Bloomfield explains. The district will pay about $49,000 for the work.
District spokesperson Andrew Stuckey says the 3.5 metre wide gravel road, running from the newly constructed entrance by Keogan Park to the plant’s front door, would have cost about $82,000 if not for previous road work. Spare asphalt millings were recently removed from Highway 97 as part of a four-lane construction project south of Vaseux Lake.
Pedestrians are asked to stay off the road until Sept. 20 while surfacing takes place and settles.
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