Bridge over MacDougall Creek to be replaced

The bridge over MacDougall Creek on Shannon Lake Road will be replaced this summer which means the section of road will be closed for several weeks.

Construction on the $975,000 project begins Monday, July 10th and is expected to continue into October.

The City of West Kelowna says the bridge needs to be replaced because it's reached the end of its life - and the new bridge will be able to handle heavier loads ensuring all emergency vehicles can use that section of Shannon Lake Road.

Drivers 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.