Traffic changes on Benvoulin and KLO roads

City of Kelowna

Upgrading water utility infrastructure that is located underground and alongside roads requires a lot of road work. As work continues to complete the first phase of the Kelowna Integrated Water Project, road construction starting the week of Oct. 7 will require traffic interruptions on sections of Benvoulin Road and KLO Road.

Starting Monday, Oct. 7, and until mid- to late-October, motorists are advised to expect traffic pattern changes on Benvoulin Road between Munson and Fisher roads. Lane shifts will be in place between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Construction work will also occur at night between Oct. 7 and 11, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., during which time partial lane closures will be in place.

Starting Wednesday, Oct. 9, and until mid- to late-October, a section of KLO Road between Leader Road and the KLO bridge will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m, Monday through Friday.

During construction, access will be maintained for properties located within the work zones. For the safety of the public and work crews, motorists are asked to please follow signs and directions of traffic safety personnel. Residents, businesses and visitors are thanked for their continuing patience while work continues this fall to complete the new water utility system in Southeast Kelowna.

The $86-million Integrated Water Project is expected to be complete by 2021. As of Sept. 1, approximately 85 per cent of the nearly 79 kilometres of new water main has been installed, and properties will continue to be connected to the new water utility system over the next year.