Kelowna announces road closures for upcoming half-marathon

The annual Wine Country half-marathon goes Sept. 6 in East Kelowna, the Lower Mission, South Kelowna, City and Waterfront Parks.

On Saturday, Sept. 6, an estimated  2,000 participants will compete in Kelowna’s Wine Country half-marathon.

The 21.1 kilometre race will start at 7 a.m. at The Vibrant Vine Winery on Pooley Road and make its way through East Kelowna, the Lower Mission, South Kelowna, City Park and Waterfront Park. And according to the city, to accommodate the event, parking restrictions, road and lane closures will be in place leading up to and during the event.

The parking restrictions will include:

The Water Street Boat Launch parking lot will be closed to the public from Friday, Sept. 5 at 1 p.m. to Saturday, Sept. 6 at 3 p.m. to accommodate event set up, parking and runners approaching the finish line.

The Dolphins parking lot will be closed to the public from Friday at 8 a.m. to Saturday at 1 p.m. The parking lot will only be accessible to permitted monthly parkers during this time.

On-street parking on the wet side of  Water Street, from Sunset Drive to Cawston Avenue, will be restricted on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 4:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. to accommodate shuttle buses transporting race participants. Vehicles parked along Water Street during this time will be courtesy towed to the City Hall parking lot located on the corner of Ellis Street and Doyle Avenue.

Motorists are also being asked to be cautious while driving through these areas as runners have the right of way through intersections during the race.

The RCMP, along with certified flaggers, will serve as traffic control personnel along the race route and all traffic controls and on-site personnel must be observed.

Road closures for the race will include:

East Kelowna Road closures (6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.)

Road will remain open for the last runner.

Pooley Road to Bemrose Road

Reekie Road Bemrose to McCulloch Road

MCCulloch Road to Hart Road

Hart Road to Todd Road

Todd Road from Grantham Road to Saucier Road

Lane closures (6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.)

Roads will reopen following the last runner.

Saucier Road from Todd Road to Balldock Road

Saucier Road from Swallows Road to Bedford Road (west side)

Bedford Road from Saucier Road to Dehart Road (west side)

Lower Mission traffic advisory (8 a.m.to 10 a.m.)

Roads will remain open. Motorists are reminded that runners have the right of way through intersections.

Bedford Road to Casorso Road

Casorso Road to Mission Creek Greenway

Gordon Drive to Barrera Road

Barrera Road to Lakeshore Road

Lakeshore Road to Watt Road

Watt Road to Walnut Street

Walnut Street to Abbott Street

South Kelowna traffic advisory (8a.m. to 10 a.m.)

Roads will remain open. Motorists are reminded that runners have the right of way through intersections.

Abbott Street to Wardlaw Avenue

Wardlaw Avenue to Chistleton Avenue

Christleton Avenue to Abbott Street

Abbott Street to Lake Avenue

For more information about the race and its route, visit destinationraces.com.

For transit route and schedule information, visit bctransit.com under Kelowna.

For the most up-to-date road work, road closures and potential delays in Kelowna, visit kelowna.ca/roadreport.

 

 

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