Kelowna/WestKelowna Road Closures This Weekend
Kelowna / West Kelowna - RCMP would like to advise the motoring public of anticipated minor traffic delays during the annual Okanagan Ride for Dad event this coming Sunday.
The Kelowna RCMP Municipal Traffic Section, RCMP Central Okanagan Traffic Services (COTS) and RCMP Integrated Road Safety Unit (IRSU), supplemented by local traffic control flagging companies will be providing traffic control assistance for the annual Okanagan Ride for Dad which takes place on Sunday June 9th. Motorists can expect minor traffic delays between the hours of 10:00 am and 10:30 am along the ride route.
Hundreds of motorcyclists will be under police escort as they depart from Banner Recreation on McCurdy Road at exactly 10:00 am, the procession with travel westbound along Highway 97. The ride route will continue along Highway 97, across the William R. Bennett Bridge, into West Kelowna to Bering Road, where it exits, ending at the Real Canadian Superstore at approximately 10:30 am.
Intersections along Highway 97 (also known as Harvey Avenue) will be affected to allow the ride to proceed uninterrupted through both Central Okanagan communities. Your local RCMP greatly appreciate the patience and understanding of all motorists.
Police are advising motorists to expect some minor delays, plan ahead and consider adjusting their commutes accordingly. Motorists are also reminded to obey all directions provided by traffic control flaggers and of course their local police.