Construction will soon begin on the Westbank and Boucherie Mountain RapidBus transit exchanges in West Kelowna.
Portions of Elliott Road and Westgate Road will be closed for several months during the project.
Two RapidBus exchanges are being built in West Kelowna as part of the Kelowna RapidBus project. The Westbank exchange will be constructed on Elliott Road, between Main Street (Highway 97 South) and Dobbin Road (Highway 97 North).
The Boucherie Mountain exchange will be located on the western end of Westgate Road.
Beginning Friday, Feb. 28, Elliott Road, from Main Street to Dobbin Road, will be closed to vehicle traffic. Motorists are advised to use Hebert Road, Old Okanagan Highway or Brown Road (south of Main Street) to avoid this section of Elliott.
Also beginning Feb. 28, Westgate Road will be closed from Ross Road to the access to the Super 8 Motel. Motorists can access homes and businesses via Cameron Road and Brentwood Road.
Construction on both exchanges is expected to be substantially complete by the beginning of July 2014. Pedestrian accessibility through the construction zones will be maintained, as well as access to local businesses. Signage will be placed around construction zones indicating road closures and detours.
The District of West Kelowna thanks the travelling public for their patience during this construction project.
Find out more about transit service in West Kelowna and the RapidBus project at districtofwestkelowna.ca.