Bernard Avenue closed for streetscaping
Aug 31, 2013 / 7:18 am
Beginning Tuesday, September 3, at 5 a.m. Bernard Avenue from St. Paul to Ellis Streets will be closed to motorists to accommodate the utility replacement and streetscaping as part of the revitalization of Bernard Avenue.
The Ellis Street intersection will be closed to motorists and the truck route will be rerouted temporarily to Gordon Drive. Detour routes will be clearly marked and traffic safety personnel will be on site directing traffic.
Access to businesses and pedestrian walkways is a priority and will be maintained. Pedestrian crossings located at St. Paul and on the west side of Ellis streets will be permitted when safe.
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 here for schedules and plan travel accordingly.
An amendment to the noise bylaw was granted by council to allow extended construction hours of 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.
Completion of the third phase of construction is anticipated at the end of November.
The City of Kelowna appreciates the patience of residents, businesses and motorists while construction is taking place.
Visit here to learn more about the project.
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- Bernard Avenue closed for streetscaping Aug 31
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