November 25, 2013 - 10:28 AM
KELOWNA – Crews have completed approximately five kilometres of intermittent paving along Westside Road, between Jenny Creek and Caesar’s Landing, and one kilometer of paving between Bear Creek Park and Traders Cove. The $1 million project, carried out by Emil Anderson Construction (EAC) Inc. of Kelowna, was announced by Premier Christy Clark in July, and has improved safety for local traffic and visitors.
This project is in addition to $5.5 million in work already completed this year on Westside Road, which serves a number of the Okanagan’s most popular resorts and campgrounds, as well as over a thousand residents.
“When I became the MLA for Westside-Kelowna, I promised we would work to make improvements to Westside Road,” said Premier Christy Clark, MLA for Westside-Kelowna. “While there is more work to do, we have made significant progress in just a few months.”
Why this matters:
- Work completed on Westside Road this year includes approximately 5 kilometres of resurfacing from Caesars Landing to Nahun, re-alignment and widening from Blue Grouse to Jenny Creek, and realignment and widening with concrete roadside barrier installation at Cinnabar Creek.
- Completed work also includes a northbound slow-moving-vehicle pullout near Wilson Landing and a southbound slow-moving-vehicle pullout 1.5 kilometres north of Bear Lake Forest Service Road at Pine Point.
- The Government of B.C. has increased investment in Westside Road in recent years, to make travel safer and more efficient.
- Realignment, paving and slow-moving-vehicle pullout projects total $10.3 million since 2008, including $6.5 million this year alone.
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