Contract awarded for work on KVR Trail

About three kilometres of the pathway between Okanagan Falls and Kaleden will get a makeover this spring

Work will begin soon to rehabilitate a portion of the KVR Trail around Skaha Lake.

About three kilometres of the pathway from the old train trestle in Okanagan Falls to Ponderosa Point at the south end of Kaleden will get a makeover this spring.

Grizzly Excavating was awarded the $168,802 contract last week by the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen. Only one other bid was received for the contract.

Included in the work will be bank stabilization, base preparation and application of a fresh, granular surface similar to what’s already in place on the KVR Trail through Naramata.

The work will be funded through a grant from the federal gas tax agreement.

Two more phases of trail rehabilitation are planned to carry on KVR Trail improvement from Kaleden to Penticton, but land ownership issues will need to be cleared up first.