John Hindle Drive extension complete

The John Hindle Drive extension project is now complete, offering easier access to and from UBCO.

Ever since UBCO opened its doors, there has been a demand for a new route, as it could only be accessed by driving down Highway 97 and dealing with the frequently congested traffic.

The third and final 1.8 kilometer phase of the extension involved:

-Connecting the Glenmore Landfill Access to Alumni Avenue at the UBCO Campus.

-Installing a new traffic signal and intersection at Upper Campus Way and Academy Way.

-Constructing a new 2.8 kilometer pathway from Glenmore Road to Hollywood Road.

This extension will also increase airport connections for tourists, and give businesses an alternative route to move their goods around.

The whole project cost $12.3 million; $3.5 million came from the Building Canada Fund, another $3.5 million came from the province, and the City of Kelowna pitched in $3.7 million, with UBCO paying for the remainder of the costs.

On Friday, September 7th, Mayor Colin Basran, MP Stephen Fuhr, and funding partners for the project will be hosting a ceremony to celebrate the opening of the extension. It takes place at 11 AM beside the GEID Booster Station on Academy Way.