Construction begins on bridge to economic development in Penticton

Motorists will notice changes on the Channel Parkway as work begins on the Green Avenue bridge.

PENTICTON - Preliminary construction on the new bridge across the Channel Parkway at Green Avenue began this week.

Flaggers and traffic cones lined the road north and south of the Green Avenue intersection on Friday as workers removed traffic islands, causing some confusion to motorists as well as some minor slowdowns.

Penticton Indian Band Chief Jonathan Kruger said the bridge project was just getting underway.

“We have a tender out and the bridge is going to be built this year,” he said. “This will be the start of a huge economic development. We are working with the owners of the locatee lands across the channel to develop that property. It’s accessible and easy to work, and the development will enhance the look of the river channel. There’s going to be some good things happening with the Penticton Indian Band and the band locatees as we develop new facilities for everyone.”

Kruger said traffic lights will also be installed at the Green Avenue intersection. 

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