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Construction closure expands on Okanagan Rail Trail

A stretch of the Okanagan Rail Trail along Kalamalka Lake.
March 06, 2020 - 12:45 PM

The section of the Okanagan Rail Trail currently closed during the day in the North Okanagan has been extended as construction crews continue with ongoing work.

Crews are currently working to mitigate erosion of the trail and are extending the length of the trail closed while the work takes place.

The Rail Trail will now be closed from Kickwillie at the 2.5 km mark, to south of Kekuli Bay Park at the 12.5 km mark. Work on sections of the trail began in early February.

“We understand that everyone is eager for the trail to reopen, but kindly ask that users respect the closure and avoid disruption of construction materials on-site,” North Okanagan Regional District general manager of community services said in a media release. "Working around users who ignore signage and move materials will make this process longer for everyone, and we are hoping to get work done as efficiently as possible so enjoyment of the trail can continue."

The Regional District is asking trail users to be cautious when using the trail and to abide by all construction signage, as trucks will be hauling materials along all sections of the trail. The closures are only in place during the day and the trail remains open after 5 p.m. and on weekends.

According to the release, the construction work is on schedule and aims to be completed this spring.

For more information go the regional district's website here.

Image Credit: Regional District North Okanagan

Image Credit: Regional District North Okanagan

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