September 11, 2013 - 11:51 AM
KELOWNA – Following several upgrades to the approach to the 8 Mile Curve of Highway 33, Lake Country residents and visitors will now benefit from road resurfacing and safety improvements between Muir Road and Mills Road.
“Upgrading Highway 33, including the recent $3.4 million investment in safety improvements, is a priority and an important way to keep families safe. The pedestrian bump-outs, road resurfacing, and upgrades to intersections will both protect pedestrians and drivers from unnecessary accidents,” Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick stated in a press release.
The upgrades, scheduled to be completed by the end of October, include upgraded traffic signals, pedestrian countdown timers at controlled intersections, and pedestrian bump-outs at Rutland, Roxby, Asher, and Dougall roads. The $3.4 million contract has been awarded to Lafarge Canada Inc. from West Kelowna.
“The stretch of Highway 33 between Muir Road and Mills Road will make crosswalks more visible for visitors and residents attempting to cross the Highway on foot or bike. $3.4 million in significant upgrades improve safety for visitors and residents of Kelowna,” Kelowna-Mission MLA Steve Thomson stated.
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