John Hindle Drive
Improvements are underway to enhance access to the Glenmore Landfill entrance. Further phases of John Hindle Drive (known previously as the east-west connector) will eventually connect Glenmore Road with Highway 97. This roadway is expected to be in place within five years upon a formal planning, public engagement process and budget approvals.
John Hindle Drive design includes a two-lane cross section with a climbing lane and will be designed to
accommodate four-lanes in the future.
The new John Hindle Drive bottom lift of asphalt is down and the new traffic lights are up at the intersection of Glenmore Rd N. and John Hindle Drive. Street lights are also up along John Hindle and the contractor is working hard on the new entrance to the Glenmore Land Fill. Base gravels are down and paving should be completed by the end of October. The 4 new scales have been installed and are being tested. Landscaping irrigation and the new scale building will be int by the end of November 2012.
The landfill design facilities have high traffic through flow capability with multiple scale and stacking lanes for a 25-50 year timeframe.
This design also includes;
- Household Hazardous Waste Facility
- Recycle, garbage and receiving area
This new design will also provide new landscaping and infrastructure plans such as; drainage facilities, and water and wastewater that will meet or exceed site specific standards.
Minor traffic delays are expected on Glenmore Road for intersection tie-in. Visit kelowna.ca/roadreport for the most up to date roadwork, road closures and potential delays.
Construction elements for the Agricultural Land Commission’s approval are outlined in the Agricultural Plan and must be integrated into the design and construction to minimize disruptions to lease holders and to maintain agricultural productivity.
This multi-year project is expected to be completed by fall 2012.
For more information about the project, contact:
Ryan O'Sullivan, Design Technician
Design & Construction Services