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Kelowna starts annual road pavement program

The City will look to re-surface approximately 40 kms of roads
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The City of Kelowna will be extending the life of roads this summer with the the start of the annual pavement program.

According to the City, and average of 350,000 vehicle trips are make in Kelowna on an average weekday, and with the addition of tourism coming into the city, water pressure and temperature changes, TLC for the roads is needed.

Kelowna’s pavement program has started to re-surface approximately 40 lane kilometres, involving 16 different road segments.

“Figuring out which roads will be prioritized each year, as well as the level of repair required, involves some testing and software analysis,” said roads design technologist Bruce Dacre.

“And to manage costs, we coordinate road repairs with other projects such as utility work and bike lanes.”

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As part of this year’s program, bike lanes will be added on Bernard Avenue and Ellis street. Select road segments repairs’ has already started with cleaning, sweeping, sealing cracks, flushing and minor shoulder repairs. Residents will be notified when re-surface work begins in their area.

Gordon DriveSpringfield RoadKLO Road
KLO RoadGordon Drive

Benvoulin Road

KLO/Benvoulin intersectionNorth of KLO RoadSouth of Chamberlain
Chamberlain RoadBenvoulin RoadWest End
Bernard AvenueRichter StreetEthel Street
Clifton RoadMoutain AvenueSouth of Caramillo Road
High RoadClifton RoadGlenmore Road
Summit DriveGlenmore RoadValley Road
Valley RoadCross RoadUnion Road
Gerstmar RoadHighway 33Springfield Road
Gibson RoadHillcrest Road
South of McCurdy Road East
Ellis StreetRoanoke StreetBroadway Street
Windsor RoadSpall RoadEast End
Gordon DriveNorth of Steel RoadSouth of Frost Road
Frost RoadWest EndGordon Drive
Killdeer RoadSouth of Crest DriveForst Road

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Where road work is in progress, short-term lane closures or detours will be in effect. For the purpose of public safety and quality control, traffic control personnel will direct motorists and local residents to temporarily stay off the newly treated road segments.

In 2019, approximately $3.5 million will be invested in asphalt improvements, with the work expected to be complete by October 2019.

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