Highway 97's High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes through Kelowna will be in effect weekdays from 7am to 7pm to align with high traffic volume patterns and transit use.
The curbside HOV lanes run northbound and southbound along Harvey Avenue from Water Street to Highway 33.
Vehicles may use HOV lanes to immediately turn right into or out of highway traffic only where there are broken lines.
Highway 97 will be widened from four to six lanes from Highway 33 to Edwards Road, extending the HOV lanes and RapidBus service by 4.5 kilometres. The project is expected to be completed by Fall 2017.