The new bike lane rails put up less than two weeks ago are already damaged on Martin Street. (Steve Robinson Facebook)

The new bike lane rails put up less than two weeks ago are already damaged on Martin Street. (Steve Robinson Facebook)

Penticton’s new bike lane rails already damaged

It appears a vehicle ran over the steel separators on Martin Street

Before Penticton’s new bike lane has even officially opened, the new rails separating the bike lane and the road have already been damaged on Martin Street.

A picture posted to the Penticton Facebook group shows the mangled rails that appear to be run over.

The rails, that were installed less than two weeks ago are made out of steel.

The city just completed all the work on the bike lane for the 200 to 400 block of the bike lane on Martin Street.

The estimated cost when the entire bike lane is complete is somewhere in the ballpark of $10 million but the city hasn’t provided a final cost yet.

Major works are underway at the intersection of Martin and Eckhardt for the bike lane.

Last week, the city announced the majority of work is nearing completion on the bike lane with an expected opening date of the end of July.

Parking on the east side of Martin has been removed permanently and the 200 block between Westminster Ave. and Nanaimo Ave. has been narrowed to one lane of vehicle traffic to allow for restaurant patios as well as the bike lane.

READ MORE: Controversial bike lane nears completion

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