Expect traffic delays on McCulloch Road in Kelowna

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Starting Friday, July 5, motorists will experience delays on McCulloch Road, between June Springs and McClain roads, as construction gets underway to install a new watermain.

Until early August, single lane alternating traffic will be in place between June Springs and McClain roads from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Work may occur outside of regular construction hours (evenings and weekends) to minimize impacts to residents and limit the time of active construction in the area.

The watermain installation is the first step in the single largest connection of properties to date, including Gallagher’s Canyon residents, as part of a project to deliver clean drinking water to Southeast Kelowna. Clean drinking water is expected to be delivered to this area by 2020, following completed construction of the Jean Road Reservoir and Pump Station.

During construction, local businesses, transit and tourist routes will remain open and accessible. As transit routes serving this area may experience delays due to construction, visit bctransit.com/kelowna or call 250-860-8121 for schedules and plan travel accordingly.

By 2021, the $86-million Integrated Water Project will deliver clean drinking water to more than 2,000 Southeast Kelowna households and a sustainable water supply to South Mission agriculture. While the project is under construction in 2019, residents will continue to experience traffic delays and are urged to give themselves extra time or use alternate routes.

For the most up-to-date information, Southeast Kelowna are encouraged to sign up for project email updates at kelowna.ca/water.