Feb 14, 2013 / 11:30 am
Drivers along the newly reconstructed section of Boucherie Road are being forced to slow down.
West Kelowna Council this week agreed to lower the posted speed limit along the newly-upgraded 'Wine Route' from 60 km/hr to 50 km/hr.
The affected stretch of road is from Highway 97 to Stuart Road.
The 6km stretch of Boucherie Road from the highway to Pritchard Road has a posted speed limit of 60 km/hr.
Municipal staff says the roadway is classified as arterial and was constructed primarily as a rural cross section with gravel shoulders and ditches.
The newly re-constructed section has been upgraded to create a unique urbanized roadway.
Staff stated that changes to geometry, alignment and cross section elements, speed reductions should be implemented.
It will cost the municipality approximately $350 for the purchase and installation of two new 50 km/hr speed signs which will be erected at Stuart Road and Highway 97.
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