Security enhancements coming to Bernard and Glenmore intersection in Kelowna – Kelowna Information

Intersection change coming

Photo: Google Maps

An eastbound right turn from Bernard Avenue to Glenmore Drive is getting redesigned to improve safety for drivers and pedestrians.

Road work will begin on Monday and is expected to wrap up at the end of July. Motorists are being recommended to detour the area while commercial trucks will not be permitted to make right turns at this location while construction is underway.

A “smart right turn” forces the vehicle to enter the cross street at a sharper angle, reducing the turning radius, which causes drivers to slow down to complete the turn. The sharper entry angle also means that more of the intersection and cross street is within the driver’s immediate cone of vision allowing the driver to see oncoming traffic and pedestrians more clearly

The change will improve right turns at several crucial intersections throughout the city, and the project, partially funded by ICBC, has a price tag of $60,000.

Photo: Jarvis Autey, UBC 2012

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