Construction on Sutherland Avenue starts March 25

March 19, 2019
Traffic advisory

Starting Monday, March 25, and for approximately four months until the end of July, construction will occur on sections of Sutherland Avenue to complete Phase 1 of the Sutherland Avenue Protected Bike Lane project.

During this time, Sutherland Avenue will be closed between Richter Street and Ethel Street, and the Sutherland Avenue westbound lane will be closed between Richter Street and the Mill Creek Bridge, with two-way traffic maintained at the Pandosy/Sutherland intersection. In addition to the protected bike lane, work will also include traffic signal upgrades, utility upgrades, improved street lighting, sidewalk replacement between Richter and Ethel streets, and a new multi-use pedestrian/cyclist bridge at Mill Creek. Construction will generally occur Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

During construction, access will be maintained for pedestrians as well as residents and businesses located within the work zones.

For the safety of the public and work crews, motorists are asked to please follow detour signs and directions of traffic safety personnel, as every effort will be made to minimize disruptions. Residents, businesses and motorists are thanked for their patience while work is underway.

When work on Sutherland Avenue and Pandosy Street is complete in July, construction will then begin on Ethel Street, between Sutherland Avenue and Springfield Road, to complete Phase 4 of the Ethel Street Active Transportation Corridor. The new bike lanes on Sutherland Avenue and Ethel Street are expected to open together in November, once both projects are complete.

These projects will fulfill priorities identified in the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan, improving the connectivity and safety of our city’s active transportation networks. For more information and to sign up for e-updates, visit kelowna.ca/cityprojects.