The City of Vernon will conduct upgrades on Kalamalka Lake Road from Browne Road to the Coldstream boundary. (Google Maps photo)

The City of Vernon will conduct upgrades on Kalamalka Lake Road from Browne Road to the Coldstream boundary. (Google Maps photo)

Kal Lake Road project starts

Phase one will go from 14th Avenue to Browne Road and traffic will be open

A major road construction project is moving ahead in Vernon.

Phase one improvements along Kalamalka Lake Road begin this week.

“The general scope of work involves regrading the southbound lanes of Kalmalka Lake Road to accommodate for the new four-metre wide multi-use path, which will take users from 14th Avenue to the city boundary located just past the Alpine Centre,” said Tanya Laing Gahr, the city’s communications officer.

Phase one will run until July 25 from 14th Avenue to Browne Road.

Phase two will go from July 25 to Oct. 25 from Browne Road to the Alpine Centre

Kalamalka Lake Road will remain open for phase one at all times. Two-way traffic will be reduced from two lanes north and southbound to one lane each way for north and southbound lanes, 24 hours a day. Additionally, single-lane alternating traffic will be in effect as required at Kalamalka Lake Road and 11th Avenue.

Traffic control and work crews will be onsite between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily from Monday to Friday, and with Saturday work as required.

During phase two, Kalamalka Lake Road will be closed from Browne Road to the Coldstream boundary.

In addition to this project, crews will be performing storm and sewer rehabilitation work in the following locations until June 1 from 7 a.m.to 5 p.m.

n 32nd Avenue to 24th Street

n 24th Street at Pleasant Valley Road

n 32nd Avenue at 19th Street

n 19th Street between 31st and 32nd avenues

Drivers can expect single-lane alternating traffic.

Vernon Morning Star

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