Rutland transit work to close road

Part of Dougall Road North in Rutland will be closed for a month as work continues on a new transit exchange.

Beginning Monday, April 8, Dougall Road North will be closed between Highway 33 and McIntosh Road for ongoing construction of the Rutland transit improvement project. Shepherd Road remains closed to traffic between Dougall and Roxby Roads.

Pedestrian access to businesses and homes will be maintained throughout construction, says the city. Business and local parking will be available in the city parking lot, located off Froelich Road across from the Outdoor Superstore, and on Roxby Road behind the Better Than Nature store.

Asher Road re-opened Friday after being closed for the a month as part of the project.

The project will see improvements on Dougall, Asher and Froelich Roads and the construction of the new Shepherd Road transit exchange.

The improvements will include underground utilities, utility relocation from overhead to underground, road reconstruction, pedestrian improvements and streetscaping.

New bus pullouts on Highway 33 between Dougall and Hollywood Road will also be constructed this year, along with bus stop improvements between Rutland Road and Dougall Road.

The project is a $4.55-million investment in Rutland, which includes a new transit exchange.

Kelowna City Hall says residents and visitors in Rutland can look forward to an attractive new public space featuring wide and creatively designed sidewalks, new trees, seating areas and decorative lighting for comfort and safety.

The transit improvements are part of BC Transit’s RapidBus phase two and three project, which includes creating and upgrading transit facilities throughout the region which connect to the RapidBus line route along Highway 97 between UBCO and West Kelonwa.

For more information on the RapidBus project, visit kelownarapidbus.ca.

 

Visit kelowna.ca/cityprojects for more information and to view the designs for Rutland  project.