Work on Lakeshore Bridge is full, opens this weekend – Kelowna Information
Lakeshore Bridge work done
Rob Gibson – Nov 10, 2021 / 9:00 pm | Story: 351261
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Travellers who regularly use Lakeshore Road will be happy to hear that the new bridge will be fully opened this weekend.
The bridge has been under construction since June of 2021 and is now ready for use.
The new multi-use path bridge on Lakeshore Road over Bellevue Creek was completed to extend the life of the existing bridge and enhance the safety for people walking, biking, and driving by widening the Lakeshore Road Bridge at Bellevue Creek. “Two lanes of vehicle traffic with buffered bike lanes in each direction, and this multi-use path will allow for smoother traffic flow in the area,” says Todd DeGruchy, project manager, City of Kelowna.
The improved bridge connects the multi-use path from the Lakeshore Active Transportation Corridor to the commercial centres and Collett Road roundabout.
Construction was staged to ensure continued traffic flow throughout the project. Work included watermain upgrades, drainage and road improvements, decorative streetlighting, a new sidewalk landscaping and creek bed reinforcement.