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Water St roundabout opening

One more traffic detour will be eliminated from downtown Kelowna later today (Thursday).

The Queensway and Water street roundabout will be officially opening to motorists beginning at 6 p.m. this evening.

Eastbound traffic on Queensway Avenue between Water and Pandosy streets will be open to pedestrians and one-way traffic only with angle parking on the south side.

The north side of Queensway will remain closed between Water and Pandosy streets as work continues until the end of August.

A roundabout was implemented for increased safety for the high interaction of pedestrians, cyclists, transit and motorists at this location.

The Queensway transit exchange is temporarily located to the west side of Ellis Street between Doyle and Bernard avenues and to the northwest corner of Doyle Avenue.

The $5.6M transit and road improvement project is part of Phase two and three of BC Transit's RapidBus program.

Construction is expected to be complete by the end of August.

The City of Kelowna thanks residents, businesses and commuters for their patience.

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