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$500,000 grant for section of Penticton's Lake-to-Lake cycling route

The newest stretch of Lake-to-Lake Bike Route in Penticton.
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Pentiction’s Lake-to-Lake Cycling Route will cost $500,000 less thanks to a successful grant application

The total estimated cost of the project is $8 million, according to a City of Penticton media release issued today, Feb. 17.

The new money came from the province’s Active Transportation Infrastructure Grant and will be spent on a 650-metre section from Kinney Avenue to South Main Street known as the "Point Intersection" project. Work is schedule to begin this summer.

The City has now received $3.45 million in grants for the project.

Previously, $1 million was awarded from the Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program, $750,000 from the Canada Community Revitalization Fund and $1.2 million from the Canada Community-Building Fund.

“We’re very pleased with the success we’ve had in earning grants for this project and look forward to seeing work begin on this next section,” Penticton Mayor Julius Bloomfield said in the release.

The 6.7 kilometres bike lane was designed for users of all ages and abilities to cycle between Okanagan Lake and Skaha Lake.

Construction of the fourth and final phase will begin this year.

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