Waterfront being repaired

Work starts next week on repairs to the Okanagan Lake walkway to fix significant damage caused by last spring's high water event.

Lakeshore Drive will be reduced to single-lane alternating and the walkway will be closed west of the elevated walkway near the Peach until May 18.

Last spring the sheet pile retaining wall was battered and undermined by high water and multiple storms, moving forward due to the loss in support from sand that was washed away.

Temporary cobble rock and concrete blocks will be removed and new sheet piles and a concrete cap will be installed. Sand will also be replaced and new rock armouring will be added to protect from future damage.

Late last year, the project was estimated to cost between $340,000 and $420,000, with the province pitching in $150,000.

In addition to the lane and walkway closures, angle parking will be closed in the area while work is underway.

“The city apologizes for any inconvenience that this project might present to the public”, said city engineer Ian Chapman.  “We are committed to maintaining this important infrastructure and the project will be executed as quickly as possible."

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