Westside Road interchange reaches milestone

The interchange is scheduled to be open and fully operational early Saturday afternoon.

  • Oct. 28, 2011 8:00 a.m.

The Westside Road Interchange project will reach an important

milestone on Saturday, with the opening of the interchange structure to vehicle

traffic and the deactivation of the traffic signals on Highway 97 at Nancee Way.

The interchange is scheduled to open and be fully operational early Saturday

afternoon.

The Westside Road Interchange project is 65 per cent complete. Preliminary work

is underway for the construction of a highway overpass at Nancee Way, which will

require a realignment of a portion of Highway 97 and detours of Nancee Way

traffic until project completion in summer 2012.

Motorists are reminded that construction speed zones remain in effect throughout

the project site. Motorists can also expect some evening lane closures over the

next two weeks while the highway realignment is completed.

The overall value of the Westside Road Interchange project is $41 million, with

funding from the provincial and federal governments. British Columbia is

investing $30 million, with a federal contribution of $11 million from the

Building Canada Fund.

The project is being delivered by the Westbank First Nation and remains on time

and on budget.

The new Westside Road Interchange will add to other significant improvements on

the Highway 97 corridor to and through West Kelowna. The $141-million W.R.

Bennett Bridge and adjacent Campbell Road Interchange opened to traffic in May

2008.

As construction continues, DriveBC will have details of traffic pattern changes

at: www.drivebc.ca

 

For a graphic of traffic pattern changes through the construction site, please

visit:

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