FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 29, 2017
The bridge over MacDougall Creek on Shannon Lake Road will be replaced this summer which will mean this well-travelled section of road will be closed for several weeks. Motorists are asked to plan their new route in anticipation of this closure.
Construction on the $975,000 project begins Monday, July 10 and is expected to continue into October. Replacement is necessary as the bridge is at the end of its useful life and the new bridge will increase the load-bearing capability to ensure all emergency vehicles can use this section of Shannon Lake Road.
The timing for construction within the creek is determined in conjunction with BC’s Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.
Motorists and cyclists are asked to use Old Okanagan Highway to access Highway 97 during the closure. Pedestrian access over MacDougall Creek will be maintained as much as possible during the closure but some intermittent closures of the pedestrian bridge will be necessary.
The City of West Kelowna apologizes for the inconvenience.