Third phase of Ethel Street improvement set to start

Work to extend the active transportation corridor slated to start in April.

The third phase of the Ethel Street active transportation corridor project in Kelowna, complete with utility upgrades on Saucier Avenue, will kick off this spring.

Work on the $2.5 million third phase—part of a larger $12 million project that will create a multi-use corridor stretching from Clement Avenue north of Highway 97 to Raymer Avenue south of the highway—is set to start in April to finish in October. During that time, the 450-metre stretch of Ethel will be closed to traffic.

“We are looking forward to starting the next phase of Ethel Street improvements which extends from Harvey Avenue to Sutherland Avenue,” said project manager, Todd DeGruchy.

“A major part of this project is the extension of the cycle track which starts over at Cawston Avenue and will serve as an important connection in the city’s bike network.”

Additional improvements to Ethel Street will include new wider sidewalks, landscaping, street lighting and utility upgrades, including be replacement of an aging water and sewer main on Saucier Avenue.

The first phase, between between Highway 97 (Harvey Avenue) and Bernard Avenue was completed in 2015 and the second phase, between Bernard and Cawston Avenue was completed in 2016. When complete, the Ethel Street corridor will connect with the Casorso, Rose, Sutherland and Cawston active transportation corridors and will run north-south between downtown and the South Pandosy Area.

Residents will be able to review construction plans for the third phase of the project at an information session planned for March 1, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at A.S. Matheson Elementary School on Gordon Drive.

Just Posted

Kelowna council defers decision on homeless development

BC Housing is revisiting original plan after concerns from local businesses

3% tax hike proposed in West Kelowna

Proposed provisional budget tax hike in line with recent annual increases in the city

Okanagan robbery suspect sought

RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in an… Continue reading

11-year-old water quality advisory lifted in Glenmore

Glenmore-Ellison Improvement District says Interior Health gave the green light to lift advisory

Site C dam goes ahead, cost estimate now up to $10.7 billion

Premier John Horgan says Christy Clark left him no other choice

Crook’s Corner

A slice of this week’s arts and entertainment happenings in the North Okanagan at a glance

Liberal Hogg wins South Surrey-White Rock byelection over Conservative Findlay

B.C. riding to be represented by non-conservative for first time in decades

Six-year-old boy needs $19,000 a month to treat rare form of arthritis

Mother of sick Sooke boy asks government to help fund treatments

Environmental groups slam NDP decision to continue with Site C

Construction industry, meanwhile, is cautiously optimistic about how the project will look

Be ladder safe both at work and home

WorkSafeBC wants you to keep safe while hanging those Christmas lights this year

B.C. overdose deaths surpass 1,200

96 people died of illicit drug overdoses in October

A classic Christmas play with a Kelowna twist

Scrooge is transported to Kelowna in New Vintage Theatre’s new holiday play, opening Wednesday

Crown appeals stay against Jamie Bacon in Surrey Six killings

B.C.’s prosecution service says judge’s decision reveals ‘errors of law’

Feds agree to give provinces 75 per cent of pot tax revenues

Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced the agreement today

Most Read