Construction of the Lake-to-Lake Bike Route is set to begin on Duncan Avenue beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6, which will affect residents and shoppers in the area during working hours.
Anyone travelling along Duncan Avenue between Fairview Road and Main Street can anticipate delays, partial road closures and detours while construction is underway, expected to continue until Oct. 31, 2022. Traffic control people will assist pedestrians and vehicles through the work zone.
The westbound lane of Duncan Avenue from Main Street toward Fairview Road will remain open during this time. However, the eastbound lane of Duncan Avenue will be closed to allow crews to install the protected bike lane and complete infrastructure upgrades.
A letter and fact sheet outlining the work has been mailed to residents and businesses in the area.
The daily hours of construction will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (no work on Sundays or statutory holidays).
In addition to installing a protected bike lane, this project involves adding a new signalized intersection at Atkinson and Duncan as well as concrete work, installing catch basins, street lights and a cyclist-activated signal and pedestrian crossing at Baker St to allow for safe passage across Duncan Ave.
All updates involving the project will be posted to penticton.ca/lake-to-lake.