Westside Road - West Kelowna to Highway 97 North of Vernon

The project involves improvements along the west side of Okanagan Lake from West Kelowna to Highway 97 near O'Keefe Ranch (approximately 65 km).

Existing conditions include minimal shoulder width, inadequate ditch width for drainage and debris catchment, uneven pavement and inadequate room for roadside barrier. Traffic volumes range from 1,500 vehicles per day near Fintry to 4,000 vehicles per day south of Bear Creek Provincial Park (during summer months).

The project has been guided by ongoing community group input from the Westside Road Improvement Committee and Wilson Landing Committee.

Project cost:

$45 million over five years

Status:

Project Benefits

  • Improve reliability
  • Shift the alignment to a more stable location
  • Protect against steep drops to Okanagan Lake
  • Increase road and shoulder width to improve safety for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians

Schedule

  • La Casa to Muir Road - tender date to be determined
  • Pine Point to Four Mile Creek - in design

Public Consultation