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Penticton motorists should expect delays in downtown area

Road repaving and bike lane installation work is set to take place

Road construction to bike lanes will cause traffic delays for Penticton motorists starting next week in the downtown area.

The City of Penticton is advising motorists that Cantex-Okanagan Construction Ltd. will commence road repaving and bike lane installation work on Eckhardt Avenue from Winnipeg Street to Main Street on Tuesday, Sept. 24 with an estimated completion date of Friday, Oct. 18.

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“Motorists and cyclists are advised to allow extra time to travel through the work zone and to obey all traffic personnel on site during the project,” said design supervisor, Tyler Figgitt, in a news release. “The city apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. We thank their public for the patience while construction takes place.”

The contractor will be performing the works between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., with traffic periodically reduced to one alternating lane to facilitate the work.

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