Okanagan Falls crosswalk to receive safety enhancements with pedestrian-activated flashing lights.

Okanagan Falls crosswalk to receive safety enhancements

Okanagan Falls crosswalk to receive pedestrian-activated flashing lights.

A petition started by residents in Okanagan Falls has resulted in pedestrian-activated flashing lights to be installed at Highway 97 and Cedar Street.

“Ministry staff have been in discussions with Okanagan Falls and the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen following a petition circulated in the community calling for improvements to this intersection,” said MLA for Boundary-Similkameen Linda Larson, on behalf of Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone. “I’m pleased to see that those discussions have resulted in the ministry quickly moving forward on the installation of a special crosswalk at Highway 97 and Cedar Street.”

The crosswalk will be upgraded to a special crosswalk, which consists of installing overhead signage with pedestrian activated amber flashing lights. The installation is expected to be completed by the end of November, which will make crossing the highway at this location safer for pedestrians accessing stores and services on both sides of Cedar Street.

The budget for the project is approximately $50,000.