Ethel Street closure starts Wednesday

February 22, 2021

Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 24, construction will continue on the Ethel Street Active Transportation Corridor. Ethel Street between Raymer and Rose avenues will be closed to all traffic except Ethel Street residents and emergency vehicles until June. 

Detours will be in place for motorists, while pedestrian access will be maintained. Cyclists are encouraged to follow posted detours or dismount and use the sidewalk through the construction zone.  Local northbound traffic will have single lane access during this time. On-street parking will be unavailable. 

This phase of construction began in the fall of 2020 with crews completing underground utility work between Raymer and Morrison avenues. Spring construction will include underground utility work from Morrison to Rose avenues and construction of the Active Transportation Corridor from Rose to Raymer avenues. The design includes separated at-road grade cycle tracks on both sides of the road, a combination of new and existing curbs, gutters and sidewalks, landscaping and LED streetlights. 

This $2.9 million project is funded in part by the BC Active Transportation Grants Program and Federal Gas Tax funds.  

The Ethel Street Active Transportation Corridor is identified as a key north/south active transportation route that began construction in 2014 and is now complete from Cawston to Rose avenues. As cycling and other wheeled modes of transportation continue to increase, separating uses for people walking, biking and driving helps provide a more enjoyable experience.   

To view road construction information and plan your commute, visit kelowna.ca/roadreport. To learn more about the Ethel Street ATC project visit getinvolved.kelowna.ca.