Beginning Monday, Feb. 4, at 5 a.m., Bernard Avenue from Abbott to Pandosy streets will be closed to motorists to accommodate utility replacement and streetscaping for Phase 2 of the Bernard Avenue revitalization.
With the closure of Abbott Street at Bernard Avenue, commuters are advised to use alternate accesses to downtown.
Abbott St. will have a dual right-turn lane onto Leon Ave. and detour routes will be clearly marked. Traffic safety personnel will be on site directing traffic.
All transit routes into and out of the Queensway transit station will continue as usual, routes serving downtown may experience delays due to construction. Visit bctransit.com/regions/kel for schedules.
Access to businesses and pedestrian walkways will be a priority and maintained whenever possible. Pedestrian crossings located at Mill St. and Water St. will be permitted when safe.
An amendment to the noise bylaw was granted by Council to allow extended construction hours from 6 a.m. to midnight.
Occasional work may also occur outside of these times to minimize impacts on businesses and limit the time of active construction in the area.
The $11-million project was contracted to CGL Contracting; Focus Corporation is the contract administrator.
Completion of the second phase of construction is anticipated by the end of June.
The City of Kelowna appreciates the patience of residents, businesses and motorists while construction is taking place.
Visit kelowna.ca/cityprojects to learn more about the project.