KELOWNA, B.C. — The first section of the Houghton Road Active Transportation Corridor (ATC) extension is nearly complete with the entire project on track.
Kelowna’s network of ATCs decrease the number of vehicles on the road to help reduce traffic congestion while creating a community-oriented environment, explains a city release.
Crews are working to expand this network and the Houghton ATC will aid in extending the current corridor down Lester Road to Leathead Road and across Highway 97 to Enterprise Way.
Under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, the city received $2.4 million as a grant for the project.
“Construction is moving smoothly and on schedule,” said Derek Corning, senior project manager, in the release. “We are excited to complete this important corridor and appreciate the patience we have received from everyone in the city.”
The next steps in connecting Rutland to the Okanagan Rail Trail and beyond include:
- Leathead Road to Enterprise Way – until the end of September
- The Highway 97 area – end of August until the end of September
Construction started in June along Lester Road and the path in that area is now installed with landscaping underway.
The work along Highway 97 will only occur at night.