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Brown Road upgrades to begin August 26

Brown Road will be closed for construction from August 26 through mid-November, but access to businesses, churches and residences will be maintained during the Phase 1 Streetscape Improvement Project.

During construction, the public will be directed to use Old Okanagan Highway and then proceed along Bering, Gossett, Apollo or Drought Roads to access area businesses, churches and residences. Some businesses and residences will also be accessible via Hoskins Road, off Main Street (Highway 97 southbound).

The District of West Kelowna and project contractor R & L Excavating will be installing construction signage the week of August 19. Flaggers will be directing traffic during construction, starting August 26. The District of West Kelowna thanks the community for its patience during construction and asks that motorists respect flaggers and obey all construction signs posted in the area.

On August 2, 2013, District of West Kelowna Council awarded a construction contract, in the amount of $2,586,619 to R & L Excavating Ltd. for Brown Road Streetscape Improvements Phase 1. The project will include: roadway improvements and repaving; underground relocation of overhead utilities; creation of designated parking areas; sidewalks and curb and gutter installations; the addition of landscaping, irrigation, street furniture and ornamental lampposts; and sewer, drainage and water main upgrades.

BC Hydro is contributing $75,000 toward the cost of placing utilities underground; and the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia are providing $586,034 through the Gas Tax Agreement, under the Community Works Fund, which is administered through the Union of BC Municipalities.

Additional project information is available on the District of West Kelowna website at www.districtofwestkelowna.ca. Click on In The Works and select Brown Road Streetscape. Questions or concerns may also be provided to the District of West Kelowna’s Engineering Department by calling 778-797-8840 or emailing info@districtofwestkelowna.ca.


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