Work begins Monday on expansion of Houghton Road bike path

Work to start on bike path

Construction is expected to begin next week on expansion of the Houghton Road bike path.

The $3.2 million project begins Monday with an anticipated completion sometime in the fall.

The expansion will connect the current Houghton Road "active transportation corridor" with the Okanagan Rail Trail. It will connect from Lester Road to Leathead Road, cross Highway 97 to Enterprise Way, and connect to the rail trail.

"The ATC expansion will be separated from traffic and suitable for users of all ages and abilities," says senior project manager Derek Corning.

"As a multi-model pathway, pedestrian and bicyclists will share the same space, like existing sections of the Houghton ATC."

Corning says most residents who took part in public engagement opportunities concerning the project favoured using Leathead Road as the proposed connection to the rail trail.

In order to accommodate the construction, Lester Road will be closed to everyone but residents of the street. Pedestrian and sidewalk access will also be maintained.

The city received $2.4 million from the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program to assist with construction of the project.

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