Waterfront update

The project team for the West Okanagan Lake waterfront walkway project is still working hard on the final stages.

The new concrete walkway is currently being installed east of Power Street along with many of the new ornamental street lights. The recent cold weather has been a challenge for remaining concrete work, but the project team anticipates this will be completed in mid-December. Please continue to use caution and remain clear of the construction area.

A temporary pedestrian crossing has been installed at the Churchill Lane node while we complete work in that area. Please take care when using this crossing.

The trees have also been installed on the beach and final beach clean-up operations will be commencing shortly – beware of equipment working when walking on the beach during this period.

Ornamental streetlights along the existing boardwalk section of the walkway have been temporarily disconnected while temporary power feeds at the Churchill Lane node are replaced. Users might find it a bit dark at night on the boardwalk during this period, but power should be restored early next week. Meanwhile, streetlights along the south side of the road will remain in service. When fencing is removed in December, the ornamental lights will be activated and the walkway will be opened for public use.

A further consequence of the cold weather is that the angle parking will have to be temporarily restored to a smooth surface with gravel through the winter months. This area will be restored with new asphalt as soon as the asphalt plants re-open in the spring.

We thank the public for their patience while we finish off this project.