New Kelowna roundabout comes full circle

Commuters traveling through the Glenmore area will get around a little easier starting on Tuesday.

  • Oct. 3, 2016 12:00 p.m.

Beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at noon, The long-awaited new roundabout at the intersection of Valley, Cross and Longhill roads in Glenmore will be open to the public.

The $1-million intersection improvements will enhance safety and efficiency for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.

The project work included a roundabout, curb and gutter, sidewalks, lock block retaining wall and fencing, a bus pullout, watermain upgrades, street lighting, crosswalks with accessible letdowns, road and drainage improvements, as well as upgraded ditching and culvert at Brandt’s Creek.

Motorists are reminded to reduce their speed when approaching the roundabout, keep to the right of the splitter island and yield to pedestrians and cyclists when entering and exiting the roundabout.

Cyclists should merge with traffic when safe and occupy the middle of the driving lane, while being cautious of driver’s blind spots.

Pedestrians are directed to use the sidewalks and marked crosswalks around the perimeter of the traffic circle.

Road users should pay particular attention at peak school times, as the roundabout is in close proximity to Dr. Knox Middle School and the 30 km/hr school zone speed limit is in effect from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on school days.

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