Lakeshore Road Mission Creek Bridge
The replacement of the Lakeshore Road Mission Creek Bridge, installation of a sanitary trunk and the addition of an off-road multi-use pathway is the next significant infrastructure improvement planned for the city.
A major tourism and recreation corridor, Lakeshore Road sees an average of 12,000 vehicles per day. As the South Mission area continues to grow, the widening of Lakeshore Road from Richter Street to Barnaby Road is identified in the 20-Year Road Network Plan to meet future demand.
A number of developments have occurred since the project Open House held on May 25, 2011. No decisions have been made with regard to the conceptual designs, however, this information continues to be considered as the project moves forward.
Preliminary Design - Complete
The preliminary design phase is now complete. Residents were invited to see the concept design drawings at an Open House on April 18, 2013 at the Manteo Resort.
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In July 2011, Urban Systems Ltd. was selected by the City of Kelowna to complete the preliminary design of Lakeshore Road from Richter Street to Lexington Drive. In fall 2011, City council endorsed a proposed public engagement plan which identified key milestones and opportunities for the community to provide input during this planning process.
The City hosted a visioning workshop at the end of January. Stakeholders representing a diverse cross-section of the community shared their vision of how the Lakeshore Corridor should look in the near future to help inform the preliminary design process.
Residents were also invited to provide their feedback about the criteria developed by the stakeholders via an online survey. How do we accommodate all modes of transportation and realize efficiencies? How will this significant recreation destination look, feel and function in the near future? The results were compiled and referred to during the preliminary design process.
The timing of the road improvements will be coordinated with the installation of a new sanitary trunk underneath the roadway. The roadway, bridge and other utilities is part of the Development Costs Charges (DCC) program with contributions from taxation, developer revenue and utility rates. This project is contingent on budget approval.
Preliminary Design: Completed (March 2013)
Detailed Design: TBD (pending budget approval)
Construction at the earliest: 2014 (pending funding & permits)
For more information about the project, contact:
Purvez Irani, MS, P.Eng, PTOE
Project Manager, Design & Construction
Design Technician, Design & Construction