Kelowna’s Bernard Avenue work just about complete

Final layer of paving planned to be laid down this week with project completion scheduled for Friday.

Bernard Avenue downtown, from St. Paul Street to Pandosy Street, including the Ellis Street and Pandosy Street intersections, will be closed today and most of tomorrow to through traffic for it’s final layer of paving.

The main downtown street is scheduled to reopen tomorrow, Wednesday, May 28, at 6 p.m.

This schedule is subject to change, as paving is weather dependant and precipitation could cause delays.

Kelowna city hall says sidewalks will remain open and businesses will remain accessible  to pedestrians during the work. The truck route will be rerouted temporarily to Gordon Drive.Traffic control personnel will be directing motorists and pedestrians.

All transit routes into and out of the Queensway transit station will continue as usual, with minor downtown routing adjustments.  Go to for more information about transit.

The city is planning to reopen Bernard Avenue in its entirety at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 30.

The road, from Richter Street to Abbott Street, has undergone a $14.3 million renovation over the last 18 months. The work was done in four phases withe final phase currently being wrapped up.





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