Kelowna crews ready to start re-paving roads

This year, the city will spend $2.8 million to repave 18 kilometres of local roadways.

Kelowna’s 2015 road repaving program has started.

Approximately 18 kilometres of road will be re-surfaced this year by the city, involving 17 different road segments.

“The pavement management program ensures a longer life for our roads,” said roadways construction manager, Darin Thompson.

He said a prioritization system is used to determine how and where to upgrade and repair roads surfaces based on a number of tests and software analysis that provide a numerical ranking for each road.

This year, the city will spend approximately $2.8 million on  road overlays this year, with the work expected to be complete by October.

Short-term lane closures or detours will be in effect during the work.

For public safety and quality control, traffic control personnel will direct motorists and local residents to stay off the newly repaved road stretches until the asphalt has sufficiently “cured.”

City crews have already started preparing the designated road segments by cleaning, sweeping, sealing cracks, flushing and completing some minor shoulder repairs.

City hall says residents will be notified when resurfacing work is to begin in their areas.

Go to kelowna.caroadreport for current road construction information or to view the capital projects map.

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