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John Hindle Drive expansion project moves to next phase

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November 10, 2014 - 4:15 PM

KELOWNA - The $11.6 million cost of the final phase of the John Hindle Drive extension project will be split three ways between the City of Kelowna, the Government of Canada and the Province of B.C.

The stretch of road provides another route option for students, staff and visitors en route to UBC Okanagan campus and throughout the city.

The project will consist of a two-lane roadway connecting Highway 97 to Glenmore Road at the University of British Columbia Okanagan campus. It will also include construction of a multi-use paved pathway for pedestrians and cyclists from Glenmore Road to the Hollywood Road roundabout at Highway 97 near the UBCO.

When complete, the extension of John Hindle Drive will improve traffic flow and travel times by creating alternate access to the UBCO campus, while diverting traffic from Highway 97, Glenmore Road, and Sexsmith Road. Overall, these improvements are expected to increase safety and efficiency for area commuters, pedestrians and cyclists.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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