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Glenmore Road detour sparks worries over speeding cars

Construction on Glenmore Road started on April 29, 2019.
Image Credit: FACEBOOK/District of Lake Country
May 07, 2019 - 3:00 PM

LAKE COUNTRY - Construction on Glenmore Road started last week, throwing a monkey wrench into motorists' regular routes. A detour route was established on the nearby Mountview Road, greatly increasing the amount of traffic in the residential area.

The District of Lake Country has one thing to say to motorists using the detour during construction on Glenmore Road: Slow down.

Karen Miller, communications officer with the District, said they've received several complaints and concerns from residents in the Mountview Road area about drivers speeding down the street. There's also been consistent complaints about the driving speeds on the Lake Country BC One Community Facebook page. People have expressed concerns about speeding cars possibly hitting children that live in the area.

Miller said a private developer is leading the construction project, which is a deep pipe renovation that requires digging under the section of Glenmore Road between Okanagan Centre Road West and Shanks Road. Miller said the District is not directly involved with the construction, but they've consulted with the developer to address concerns about traffic speeds.

Miller said traffic monitors have been deployed to gather data on speeding in the area. She also noted speed bumps and additional signage are expected to be installed at the detour on May 7. Miller recommends drivers slow down in the detour or take alternative routes like Highway 97 or John Hindle Drive.

The Glenmore construction project is expected to last until June 10.

Image Credit: FACEBOOK/District of Lake Country

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