City to show off plan for Lakeshore Road

Flood prevention, sewer upgrades and future development plans are prompting the city to upgrade the stretch from Richter to Lexington.

Representatives of the City of Kelowna and its consultant Urban Systems Ltd. will show off preliminary design plans Thursday for a proposed improvement of Lakeshore Road in the Mission, between Richter Street and Lexington Drive.

The plans will be on display between 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at a public open house at the Manteo Resort on Lakeshore.

The design drawings show improvements to Lakeshore Road, including the Mission Creek Bridge, to meet the 200-year flood level, upgrades to the sewer main to accommodate for future growth in the area, continuation of the multi-use pathway and on-street bike lanes, and improved traffic flow and safety.

The area has recently been in the news as the planned location for the future development of two large properties,the site of the exiting Hiawatha Mobile Home Park and the land the Manteo Resort currently stands on.

Subject to funding and city budget approvals, detailed design and construction of some sections of the proposed road improvements could start early as 2014, say city officials.