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
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
As construction continues, DriveBC will have details of traffic pattern changes
For a graphic of traffic pattern changes through the construction site, please