West Kelowna: Brown Road to re-open

Work is complete on Brown Road in West Kelowna and will be open to motorists Saturday, May 31.

The road has been closed since March 18 as part of the Westbank Centre Revitalization Project.

Barricades and fencing will be removed by the end of Friday and the newly-upgraded road will be open to the public for the weekend.

On Aug. 2, 2013, council awarded a construction contract in the amount of $2,586,619 to R&L Excavating Ltd. for improvements to Brown Road between Main Street and the Gateway Project, just south of Bering Road.

The project included: 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.

The total project budget was $3.1 million when factoring in costs such as design, inspection and moving overhead utilities underground.

The District of West Kelowna credited the federal and provincial governments for providing funding assistance through the Gas Tax Community Works Fund, BC Hydro for aiding in the costs of placing utilities underground and ICBC for safety-related contributions under the Road Improvement Program.

The official opening will be held in conjunction with the Westside Daze Parade Saturday, June 28 at 9 a.m.


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