July 10, 2019
Starting Monday, July 15, until mid-August, McCulloch Road will be closed between KLO and Reekie roads as work gets underway to install three new watermains.
“Watermain installation in this section of McCulloch will provide a critical link to the northern part of Southeast Kelowna, as part of this phase of the Kelowna Integrated Water Project,” said Patrick Aylard, Project Manager with the City. “We appreciate the continuing patience and cooperation of area residents, businesses and visitors while work is underway.”
A detour will be in place along East Kelowna, Reid, Pooley and Rose roads, and access to Hart Road will be available from Pooley Road. Residents and businesses located within the work zone will have access to their properties, and local businesses, transit and tourist routes will also remain open and accessible.
Two transit stops on McCulloch Road will be temporarily relocated, and transit routes serving this area may experience delays due to construction. Visit bctransit.com/kelowna or call 250-860-8121 for schedules and plan travel accordingly.
For the safety of the public and work crews, please follow signs and directions of traffic safety personnel, as every effort will be made to minimize disruptions. People riding bikes are also encouraged to avoid active construction areas due to uneven road surfaces. Motorists will continue to experience traffic delays and are urged to give themselves extra time or use alternate routes.
The $86-million Phase 1 Integrated Water Project is expected to be complete by 2021 and will bring clean drinking water to more than 2,000 Southeast Kelowna households and a sustainable water supply to South Mission agriculture.
To view current road conditions in Kelowna, visit kelowna.ca/roadreport. Get the most up-to-date information about the project by subscribing to project updates at kelowna.ca/water.