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2nd crossing planning begins

$2M over the next three years.

That's how much the provincial government has earmarked to start the planning process for a second crossing over Okanagan Lake.

Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone made the announcement in the legislature last week.

According to MoTI staff the planning study will include a "significant technical investigation as it examines potential route corridors and engages the public in consultations on the future transportation needs of the Central Okanagan."

While campaigning in the Westside-Kelowna byelection, Premier Christy Clark stated that one of her priorities is planning for a second crossing.

And late last summer, she asked Stone to begin that process by reaching out to both Kelowna Mayor Walter Gray and West Kelowna Mayor Doug Findlater.

It appears the province is taking the next step.

Information Castanet received from MoTI staff indicates the province is beginning to update previous engineering work and will 'initiate a transportation study of the Central Okanagan'.

"Extensive community consultation is also planned, to ensure we have a clear understanding of the needs, and options to meet them, to support such a large investment in the Okanagan.

We are at the very beginning as we explore just exactly what this project could look like," stated MoTI staff in an email to Castanet News.

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