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New road opens backdoor route into UBC Okanagan

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September 06, 2018 - 11:07 AM

KELOWNA - A long-needed second route into UBC Okanagan is now open.

The final 1.8 kilometre phase of John Hindle Drive opened today to traffic, connecting Glenmore Road to the campus at Alumni Avenue, according to a press release from the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

The first phase was on the UBC Okanagan campus and extended between Academy Way and the UBCO flyover at Highway 97. The second phase extended from Glenmore Road to the Glenmore Landfill.

The extension was initiated by the City of Kelowna and includes a new traffic signal and intersection at Upper Campus Way and Academy Way, and the construction of a 2.8-kilometre multi-use pathway from Glenmore Road to Hollywood Road.

Cost of the $12.3 million project was shared by the federal and provincial governments which provided matching $3.5 million grants, the City of Kelowna which provided $3.7 million and $1.6 million provided by UBC Okanagan.


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