Watt Road access permanently closed for park, parking improvements

February 28, 2018
Traffic advisory

Beginning March 5, the Watt Road access to Lakeshore Road will be permanently closed to accommodate the reconfiguration of the Boyce-Gyro parking lot improvements.

This closure is part of the park and parking lot improvements at Boyce-Gyro Park. During construction, access from Watt Road to Lakeshore Road will be at Cedar Avenue. After construction is complete, anticipated in late June, a new access road adjacent to the Boyce-Gyro Park parking lot will be in place connecting Watt Road to Lakeshore Road.

The gravel parking lot for Boyce-Gyro Park will be closed during construction and pedestrian traffic may be re-routed at some stages. A temporary parking lot will be set up for the duration of the project at 3340 Lakeshore Rd in the vacant lot north of the existing gravel lot.

Parking lot improvements include formalized parking stalls to increase capacity, asphalt surface, planted boulevards and a drop-off area adjacent to the Park.

The increased stalls gained from creating permanent parking will allow for the reclamation of the small parking lot, currently in the centre of the park (across from Swordy Road), which will be expanded to include recreational amenities for volleyball and table tennis.

For more information about the Boyce-Gyro Parking and Park Improvements and construction information, visit getinvolved.kelowna.ca.

Plan your commute at kelowna.ca/roadreport for information about road closures and possible delays.