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Smith Creek Traffic Calming Construction

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November 02, 2014 - 2:06 PM

Traffic calming measures are currently being installed in the Smith Creek area of West Kelowna. They are expected to continue until November 30, 2014 with minimal impact to residents.

Three speed cushions will be installed in the area. One cushion will be located on Wild Horse Drive, with two on Ironridge Road. Eight 50 km/h enhanced pavement markings are also set to be installed at various locations including Asquith Road, Reece Road, Elliott Road and Shetler Drive.

Additional signage has been recommended and as a result, five Traffic Calmed Neighborhood signs will be set up throughout the area. Further minor improvements will also be initiated throughout this time.

These strategies and measures have been developed as a result of a community meeting on June 17, 2013, an open house on October 2, 2013, an online survey, and third party consultation. Data was compiled and a final strategy report was presented to council on November 26, 2013.

In 2011, the District of West Kelowna adopted a Traffic Calming policy. Council directed staff to look at up to five neighborhood traffic calming plans as part of the overall strategic plan. Throughout 2013 three large neighborhood studies were completed: Shannon Lake, South Boucherie, and Smith Creek.

All three studies completed in 2013 followed a similar process including extensive community engagement and an investigation of the road network in each area.

For more information, contact Engineering Services at 778-797-8840 or info@districtofwestkelowna.ca.

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