The city’s improvement project around the Glenrosa-McIver Road intersection is set to begin on May 14. (City of West Kelowna)

Detours around Glenrosa-McIver start on May 14

The detours are part of the road improvement project in the area

The first set of detours around the Glenrosa-McIver Road intersection will start on May 14.

Construction crews will close Glenrosa and McIver Roads for the next few months as part of realignment work at the intersection.

The City of West Kelowna said the upcoming closure and detours will include the following:

  • Closure of Glenrosa Road at McIver Road until approximately November
  • Re-routing access to the south side of Glenrosa Road through Yorkton
  • Rerouting access to the north side of Glenrosa Road through Webber-Gorman-McTaggart-McQueen-McGinnis
  • Placing barricades at the start of the closure area
  • Changing bus stop locations
  • Providing safe passage for pedestrians
  • Reopening the road in the event emergency evacuation is required
  • Maintaining access for local traffic
  • Reducing speed limits to 30 km/h on detour routes

“This road closure will affect people’s daily routines and will likely extend commuting times,” the city’s director of engineering and public works Allen Fillion said.

“We encourage drivers to allow extra travel time and to respect the speed limits for the safety of the neighbourhoods along the detour routes.”

Construction will be divided into three separate stages, which will allow closed sections to re-open after completion of each stage. The city said it will provide information on separate management plans for each of the stages.

For more information on the city’s road improvement project, visit the site.

READ: COVID-19 outbreak at West Kelowna agricultural business declared over

READ: Water quality advisory issued for Central Okanagan system

Twila Amato
Video journalist, Black Press Okanagan
Email me at
Follow me on Twitter

Want to support local journalism during the pandemic? Make a donation here.

City of West Kelowna

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Happy hour, dance party fundraiser for Central Okanagan Food Bank

Local musicians perform a virtual concert on June 5

Central Okanagan school buses to remain parked through the summer

The board of education made the decision to nix bus services on Wednesday

Booze on Kelowna beaches? Mayor says ‘not at the moment’

Mayor Colin Basran says alcohol in public spaces is not on council’s radar right now — but that could change

Motor trike crashes into hole in Ellison area

A man was taken to hospital after crashing his trike on Anderson Road

Mission prison COVID-19 outbreak ends, 9 new cases in B.C.

New positive test at Port Coquitlam care home

RCMP request public’s help in locating missing Salmon Arm man

Ken Derkach is a familiar face to many, one of the city’s residents who is without a home

Getting hitched at historic B.C. gold rush town still on table during COVID-19 pandemic

Micro-weddings, online visits, offered at Barkerville Historic Town and Park

VIDEO: Police look for suspect seen tripping elderly woman in Burnaby

The elderly woman was walking near the SkyTrain station when she was randomly tripped

Drunk man on a dirt bike and prohibited drivers without insurance keep Shuswap RCMP busy

Other calls resulted in excessive speed tickets and the arrests of two prohibited drivers

Summerland amends procedure for virtual council meetings, adding transparency

During COVID-19 pandemic, meetings have been held using online technology

Serious vehicle incident closes Highway 97 near Falkland

DriveBC says an assessment is underway; delays expected

South Okanagan woman to ‘load up the cart’ with toys for local hospital

Pascale-Ann Demers launched a GoFundMe to upgrade the toy supply at Penticton Regional Hospital

‘We are not seeking a handout,’ Enderby drive-in owner says

Touched by fundraising efforts, Starlight says show support by coming to the movies instead

Most Read