Ethel Street reopens, cycle track and sidewalk ready for use

Phase 2 of new active transportation corridor in Kelowna is completed

  • Nov. 27, 2016 11:00 a.m.

Ethel Street

Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians once again have full access to Ethel Street in Kelowna.

The City of Kelowna this weekend completed improvements between Cawston and Bernard Avenues on the new Ethel Street Active Transportation Corridor.

Ethel Street is a key north to south active transportation route, with the new infrastructure designed to make it more attractive for walking and cycling through the neighbourhood.

Improvements include extending a separated cycle track on both sides of the road, and allowing for an off-road, active transportation connection from Harvey to Cawston Avenues.

Other improvements included new sidewalks, trees and landscaping and utilities improvements

The first phase of the project, from Bernard to Harvey Avenues, was completed last year.

Phase 3 on Ethel Street, south of Harvey Avenue, is scheduled to begin next spring.

To be constructed in phases between 2015 and 2020 at an estimated cost of $12 million, the ne route will run north to Clement Avenue and as far south as Raymer Ave.

More details on the project are available here.

 

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