West Kelowna drivers are being advised about construction next week on Westlake Road as crews install water mains related to the Rose Valley Water Treatment plant.
Westlake Road between Starlight Crescent to Horizon Drive will be closed Oct. 4 through to Nov. 30.
Detour routes will be in effect in two phases:
Phase 1: Oct. 4 for approximately six weeks
Local residents and visitors to the Peak Point neighbourhood will use Westlake Road from Horizon Drive during the first phase of construction.
Phase 2: To begin after Phase 1
Local residents and visitors to the Peak Point neighbourhood will use Westlake Road from Starlight Crescent during the second phase of construction.
Detours will be in place for motorists, while pedestrian access will be maintained. Cyclists are encouraged to follow posted detours or dismount through the construction zone. Access for transit and emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times. Trail users can continue to access the Rose Valley trails throughout construction.
To minimize impacts to residents, construction is also being coordinated with active transportation upgrades on Westlake and Parkinson Roads, from West Kelowna Road to Pettman Road. Also, drainage improvements on Rosewood Drive will be completed as part of this project.
Construction to install the water mains on Menu and Ourtoland Roads is anticipated to begin in mid-October, once the construction schedule is confirmed by the contractor. Advanced notice will be provided to residents living within the work area and the public prior to construction.