Central Okanagan Reports & Network Upgrades
The Central Okanagan corridor has been studied in the past, resulting in the identification of route improvements. The team will incorporate and update past studies when possible and take into account network upgrades that have been initiated or completed.
- Peachland Transportation Study
This study explores options for improving safety and mobility for the portion of Highway 97 that runs through Peachland. It is the last remaining segment of two-lane highway between Penticton and Vernon.
- Current Corridor Conditions – Detailed Technical Report - June 2015 (PDF, 1.5MB)
This report looks at the history of the area and examines related studies, plans and projects. It identifies the significance of the Central Okanagan corridor, economically and as part of regional transportation. It examines the current transportation infrastructure, demand, travel patterns, and corridor performance analysis. It identifies areas for improvement.
Future Corridor Conditions – Detailed Technical Report – December 2016
This report documents assumptions about performance along the corridor in the future (planning horizon 2040) and identifies network and operational deficiencies.
2011 Okanagan Valley Transportation Symposium
Between May and September, 2011, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure conducted a symposium with municipal governments and Indigenous Communitites to develop a comprehensive vision for the future of transportation in the Okanagan.
- Okanagan Corridor Projects (PDF)
- Westside Road Interchange
- Highway 97 six-laning from Highway 33 to Edwards Road,
- Four-laning from Winfield to Oyama
- Numerous intersection upgrades
- HOV lanes in Kelowna
- W. R. Bennett Bridge
- Transit improvements
- RapidBus service connecting West Kelowna, Westbank First Nation, Kelowna & UBCO, with direct access provided by the frequent transit network
- Five new RapidBus stations, doubling the total to ten
- Improvements to four transit exchanges
- Real-time passenger information displays
- Addition of 15,000 annual service hours in fall 2014
- Active Transportation
This is a collection of news stories or media releases related to the Okanagan Lake Second Crossing.
B.C. Government News
- Next round of open houses for Central Okanagan B.C. Newsroom November 26, 2015
- Okanagan second crossing planning engagement is now online B.C. Newsroom May 19, 2015
- Public engagement launched for planning of Okanagan second crossing B.C. Newsroom May 15, 2015
- Consulting firm selected for Okanagan planning studyB.C. Newsroom September 15, 2014