Council provides last-minute input for RapidBus exchanges

Construction on the new exchanges in West Kelowna is expected to begin in August 2013.

West Kelowna council had a final opportunity to give their input regarding the two main RapidBus transit exchanges Tuesday before BC Transit issues a tender for construction.

The Westbank Centre exchange located along Elliott Road will include left turn lanes for those turning onto Dobbin Road and Main Street.

A bus priority lane will run along the west side of Elliott Road.

“I’m quite impressed with some of the improvements and enhancements that have been added,” said Coun. David Knowles.

“The overall look and usage of the place (will make it) a lot safer and more pleasant.”

Mayor Doug Findlater provided a few suggestions for the Elliott Road exchange, including a crosswalk near Churchill Road.

“You’re not going to get people walking to Main or Dobbin, they’re just going to jaywalk,” said Findlater.

He asked that BC Transit also look into a short left turn lane onto Churchill Road, which he explained might take some of the pressure off Elliott.

The Boucherie Mountain exchange will be located at Westgate Road and Highway 97.

West Kelowna council unanimously supported BC Transit in issuing the tender for construction of Westbank Centre and Boucherie Mountain exchanges.

Construction is expected to start in August 2013, with the project completion date set for June 30, 2014.

wpaterson@kelownacapnews.com

 

Just Posted

New summer market hits Kelowna

Craft Culture and Manteo Resort will host a summer market this weekend

Two Okanagan artists showcased in Kelowna Gallery

The gallery will welcome guests for free on August 2

Further mediated talked scheduled in casino strike

Gateway and BCGEU schedule talks for July 20-22

Rail trail connection drives ahead

Coldstream connects Vernon to Lake Country

West Kelowna’s music in the park will rock this Friday

This Friday’s Music in the Park will feature rock and country group… Continue reading

Course veterans seize victory in Peach City Classic

The first place titles in this year’s triathlon belonged to returning competitors.

B.C. teen meets Nicolas Cage

Filming mob movie in downtown Vernon, B.C.

Critics claim Trump “defended a tyrant”

Trump questions US intel, not Putin, on Russia 2016 meddling

B.C. MLAs choose new children’s watchdog

Jennifer Charlesworth has worked in government, social services

B.C. reporter calls out immigration photo on social media as fake news

A Vancouver reporter is calling out a British politician for spreading fake news

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Matt Epp to rock Okanagan

Performances in Kelowna July 20, Vernon July 21

Hundreds of Arctic glaciers shrinking, disappearing

Out of 1,773 glaciers, 1,353 shrank significantly between 2000 and 2016

Indigenous housing providers worried Liberal proposals could put families on the streets

Indigenous housing providers raise alarms about future of federal funding deals

Incredible sight in Okanagan night sky

Vernon resident Martin Impey caputure the new moon in conjunction with the planet Venus

Most Read