Have your say on the future of transportation

The Ministry of Transportation's third round of public meetings on the future of transportation in the region will be held next week - one of the big topics being a second Okanagan Lake crossing in Kelowna. 

The latest transportation study found the Central Okanagan will face some big challenges in the next two decades. 

It says by 2040 - Kelowna's Bennett Bridge will reach capacity with the approaches on the Kelowna side reaching capacity well before that - also almost all signalized intersections in the region will have significant congestion and delays, and a trip on Highway 97 between Peachland and Lake Country will take almost 15 minutes longer during the morning rush - and up to 24 minutes longer in the afternoon.

The public is welcome to attend the open houses scheduled for:

Monday, March 27
3:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Winfield Memorial Hall
10130 Bottom Wood Lake Rd.
Lake Country

Tuesday, March 28
3:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Ramada Kelowna Hotel and Conference Centre
2170 Harvey Ave.
Kelowna

Thursday, March 30
3:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Westbank Lions Community Centre
2466 Main St.
West Kelowna

For more information on the Central Okanagan transportation study, or to submit your feedback online, go to: http://engage.gov.bc.ca/okanagansecondcrossing/