Community Transportation Infrastructure

In the past decade, the ministry has invested in transit, municipal and rural infrastructure projects in Kelowna-Lake Country as follows: n Constructing a new pedestrian overpass across Highway 97 at the Parkinson Recreation Centre to connect the Parkinson Recreation Park MultiUse Trail to the city’s existing road network, and to provide a safe and convenient way to cross Highway 97. n Constructing bike lanes at Valley Road/Scenic Drive and Cross Road, and a multi-use pathway at Glenmore Bypass—increasing cycling infrastructure. Did You Know? The cyclist activated warning sign on Highway 97 at the Ellison Overhead is the first North American application of the technology and is being evaluated jointly with the Faculty of Engineering at the University of BC Okanagan and the ministry, for impact on car and cyclist operation.
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Kelowna-Lake Country Electoral District

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Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
Southern Interior Regional Office 447 Columbia Street, Kamloops 250.828.4220 Okanagan Shuswap District Office 300 – 1385 St. Paul Street, Kelowna 250.712.3660

Maintenance Contractor
Argo Road Maintenance 1.800.663.7623

TranBC
www.tranbc.ca www.drivebc.ca

Overview
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure maintains and improves the provincial highway network including: n 47,000 km of road. Over n 5,000 structures, including bridges, pedestrian Over bridges, snowsheds and tunnels. In Kelowna-Lake Country: n 200 km of road and 8 bridges are maintained Over year-round. n webcams monitor the highways 24/7 and provide road 5 users with real-time images of road conditions. Local Investment Summary Over the past 10 years, the ministry has invested over $114 million in improving the highway network and making community infrastructure in the Kelowna-Lake Country Electoral District. n Highway Maintenance n Highway Improvements n Community Transportation Infrastructure $18 million $58 million $38 million

Local Transportation Infrastructure
Key projects in Kelowna-Lake Country include: n Replacing the Okanagan Floating Bridge with the William R. Bennett Bridge, and building the UBCO Flyover. n Adding 15 km of additional lanes on Highway 97 and Highway 33 including 9 km of 4-laning between Winfield and Oyama; 4 km of 4-laning between Muir Road and Gallagher Road; and 2 km of passing lane on Walker Hill. n Improving key intersections such as Ponderosa Road, Airport Way, Pollard Road, Beaver Lake Road, and Highway 33 at Highway 97. n Resurfacing highway and side roads including 26 km of Highway 97 north of Sexsmith Road, Harvey Avenue, Philpott Road, Scotty Creek Road and more. n Improving cyclists’ safety on Highway 97 at the Ellison Overhead. n Constructing over 400 km of median and centreline rumble strips on Highways 97 and 33—to enhance safety through the corridor. Transit Initiatives n Implementing rapid bus service between downtown Kelowna and UBC Okanagan, including new bus pullouts and shelters along Highway 97—providing direct, convenient and efficient transit service.

Regional Transportation Investments

Some of the key improvements to the transportation network in this region include: Highway 97 Okanagan Corridor Constructing 47 km of 4 and 6-laning between Osoyoos and Highway 1—reducing travel time by 15 minutes. n Improving more than 10 key intersections including Railway at Eckhardt, and Highway 6 at Highway 97. n Constructing Swan Lake, Westside Road and Campbell Road Interchanges and highway 4-laning. n 4-laning from Summerland to Greata Ranch. n Adding Zinkmantel, Deadman Lake, Okanagan Falls and Lynes Roads passing lanes.

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