Abbott active transportation construction continuing with a quick-build portion

September 20, 2022

PSA

Beginning Thursday, Sept. 22, until the beginning of October, the Abbott Street Active Transportation Corridor (ATC) extension continues with the quick-build portion from Christleton to Cedar avenues.

The $2.4-million project, funded in part by the Canada Community-Building Fund and administered by the Union of BC Municipalities, will expand the multi-modal routes of transportation and allow residents and visitors to explore the City without the use of a vehicle. 

“The ultimate build portion between Rose and Christleton Avenues will continue, and crews will now begin the Abbott ATC quick-build phase,” said Derek Corning, Senior Project Manager. “The quick-build approach combines interim materials within existing street space, and limited new construction to deliver projects faster and at a lower cost. This will include 1,200 metres of cycle track to be added to the existing asphalt, along with concrete barriers and planter boxes that act as a physical buffer between vehicles and cyclists.”  

Pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles should be advised of some single lane alternating traffic between Christleton and Cedar avenues. Delays, if any, are expected to be minimal. Please note that Abbott Street will remain closed to thru traffic vehicles from Rose to Christleton avenues during construction. 

“Currently, bike lanes are open on either side of the road from Christleton to Cedar Avenues, however as we work on the quick build portion of the ATC, these bike lanes will be transitioned to the west side of the road and will be protected from the driving lanes by a new physical barrier,” said Corning.  

Construction hours are typically scheduled for Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Work may occur outside of regular construction hours, including evenings and weekends, to minimize impacts on residents and limit the time of active construction in the area.  

 The City of Kelowna appreciates your patience during these upgrades and apologizes in advance for any inconveniences.  

Learn more about this project by visiting the Capital Projects at kelowna.ca/cityprojects.