Google Maps

Lake Country residents voice concerns over Commonage Road traffic

A public hearing for the district’s new OCP happened Tuesday night

Some Lake Country residents along Commonage Road aren’t impressed with the district’s decision to make Commonage Road a main collector road for traffic.

Residents voiced their concerns during a public hearing for the new Official Community Plan at the district’s municipal hall Tuesday night.

READ MORE: Winery owner owns most expensive property in Lake Country

As part of the district’s approval of the new O’Rourke Winery, the developer is also expanding the road to include a bike lane.

READ MORE: Lake Country residents interests lies with roads and a pool

“That wasn’t really an OCP initiative, it was a safety initiative. It’s the road people use when they come from Vernon and somehow they think we’re building it just to accommodate O’Rourke which is not the case at all,” said Mayor James Baker.

The intersection at Commonage Road and Carr’s Landing was dangerous, he said, so the district turned it into a right angle turn, and they still have to build more road.

READ MORE: Letter: Lake Country roads in desperate need of repair

“Commonage doesn’t have as many driveways coming into it,” he said, adding traffic consultants say it’s a better option than going through a winding road through Carr’s Landing.

Commonage makes a collector road much safer and we can build it to accommodate more traffic.

He joked that there won’t be a four-lane highway in front of homes.

We’re doing it now because he’s paying for the off sites… the developers pays for the upgrades. Other than people seem to like our Official Community Plan updates,” he said.

READ MORE: Traffic, parking concerns voiced for Lake Country affordable housing complex


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Kelowna Fire Department welcomes new fire truck with old tradition

The engine 5 truck is being housed at the fire hall on Glenmore in Kelowna.

Okanagan pickleballers happy to play at 1st ever 55+ BC Games

Jerry and Terri Draude from Penticton put their skills to the test

Federal candidates meet at riding boundary in Kelowna

They’re hoping to encourage people to vote by informing people where they’re meant to vote

Kelowna Rockets GM anxious for season’s start

Big off-season changes, the Memorial Cup; it’s all coming together for Bruce Hamilton

Third instance of Trudeau in skin-darkening makeup emerges

Another instance of Trudeau using makeup to darken his face has emerged, within 24 hours of the first

Legislature gifts, clothing, travel need better control, B.C. auditor says

Audit follows suspensions of top managers by Speaker Darryl Plecas

Photos surface of Conservative candidate at B.C. event with people in blackface

The controversial “Black Peter” character has been a feature at Sinterklaas celebrations

Summerland cadet earns glider wings

Summer training program was held at CFB Comox on Vancouver Island

Arrest made after fourth threat closes a Kamloops high school in nine days

Mounties have been chasing down a series of threats made to schools across Kamloops

Morning Start: Ever wonder where official NFL footballs are made?

Your morning start for Thursday, September 19th, 2019.

Nelson man accused of swimming naked at Toronto aquarium expected to plead guilty

David Weaver, of Nelson, was arrested and charged in October of last year

VIDEO: Party leaders react to Trudeau’s brownface photo bombshell

Fallout from Justin Trudeau’s brownface photo, and two other instances, sure to dominate campaign

South Okanagan man suing library for almost $20K has to settle for less

A man was suing the City of Penticton Library for almost $20,000 after his backpack was stolen

Most Read