Final flood of water construction work

February 12, 2020

McCulloch Road between Reekie/Rose and Gulley roads is anticipated for closure beginning Feb. 24 until late-April, weather depending. This work marks the last major road disruption required for Phase 1 Kelowna Integrated Water Supply construction in Southeast Kelowna.

Through traffic will need to detour via Hart and Gulley roads. Residents with homes in the closed section, as well as emergency vehicles, will have access to McCulloch Road from the Gulley Road end only. BC Transit Route 12 McCulloch will be detoured via Spiers Road and bus stops on KLO and McCulloch roads between Spiers and June Springs Road will be closed. Check the alerts at bctransit.com/kelowna for more information. The school bus stop will be moved to the McCulloch and Gulley Road intersection.

“The closure of McCulloch road is necessary to replace a major irrigation pipe that’s been prone to failure in recent years,” said Patrick Aylard, City of Kelowna Project Manager. “Planning the timing was tricky because we needed to do it outside of the growing season but close enough to paving season in order to ensure the most efficient completion of the work.”

A neighbourhood meeting will be held with information about the closure and remaining project work on:

Thursday, Feb. 20
4 – 6 pm
East Kelowna Hall, 2704 East Kelowna Road

As the Phase 1-Kelowna Integrated Water project wraps up, residents will continue to see service line connections, meter pit installations and intersection work. Paving will be completed in the Spring on Senger, Bemrose, Dall, Munson, Miller and Seddon roads. Remaining traffic impacts are expected to be in smaller areas than experienced last summer and typically less than a couple weeks in duration.

This $86-million, multi-year project, will separate agricultural and domestic water systems in Southeast Kelowna and deliver a sustainable water supply to agriculture in the South Mission. The project will bring clean drinking water to about 2,000 households and meet Interior Health’s 2025 clean drinking water mandate almost 10 years earlier than planned in Southeast Kelowna.

For more information, visit kelowna.ca/water.