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Brown Road reopens in Westbank Centre
The District of West Kelowna has reopened Brown Road between Main Street and Bering Road, in time for the influx of holiday traffic into Westbank Centre.
The section of road had been closed since Aug. 26 due to construction.
Pedestrians are advised to watch for uneven curbs when crossing Brown Road because only the first layer of asphalt was placed before cold weather set in. The topcoat of asphalt will be laid down in the spring.
Sidewalks are open from Apollo Road north and those from Apollo Road extending south to Main Street will remain closed until they can be completed when warmer weather returns.
Landscaping will also be completed in spring; residents are asked to pay attention to posted signs in the area.
On Aug. 2, council awarded a construction contract, in the amount of $2.58 million, to R & L Excavating Ltd. for the first phase of Brown Road streetscape improvements.
The project includes: Roadway improvements and repaving, creation of designated parking areas, sidewalks and curb and gutter installations, the addition of landscaping, irrigation, street furniture and ornamental lampposts, as well as sewer, drainage and water main upgrades.