John Hindle Drive extension finishing

The BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure says the third and final phase of the John Hindle Drive extension is on track to be completed by the end of the month.  Only minor work beside the 1.8km stretch of roadway will remain.

The 11.6 million dollar cost of the project has been split between the City of Kelowna, the Province of BC and Government of Canada.

Work has involved connecting the Glenmore Landfill Access to Alumni Avenue at the UBCO Campus, a new traffic signal and intersection at Upper Campus Way and Academy Way.  The project also included completion of the Upper Campus Way and left turn bay at Alumni Avenue for the UBCO Campus.

The extension is expected to result in quicker commute times for people traveling to and from UBCO by tying Highway 97 to Glenmore Road .  The work also includes a 2.8-kilometre multi-use pathway from Glenmore Road to Hollywood Road.