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Northern section of Okanagan Rail Trail to temporarily close

Erosion along Kalamalka Lake on the northern section of the Okanagan Rail Trail can be seen in this undated photo submitted by the North Okanagan Regional District.
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September 18, 2020 - 11:55 AM

Starting next week, the northern section of the Okanagan Rail Trail along will be closed for erosion mitigation work.

On Monday, Sept. 21, a section of the trail along Kalamalka Lake, from the four kilometre to 12.5 km mark, will be closed until mid-October.

The project will include digging into the trail and rebuilding spots damaged by erosion, according to a North Okanagan Regional District news release.

“We understand that this is a disruption to the users of the northern section of the rail trail. We will do our best to complete the work promptly,” the regional district's general manager of community services Mike Fox said in the release.

READ MORE: New North Okanagan trail uses old highway; showcases stunning views of Kalamalka Lake

Alternative access points remain open south of the 12.5 kilometre mark in Oyama, Lake Country and Kelowna.

The Kal Crystal Waters Trail is available as an alternate route connecting Coldstream to Lake Country during this period of time.

Updates will be posted on the Okanagan Rail Trail Facebook page here.

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