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Work on next phase of Penticton’s bike lane set for April

Info sessions about the next phase March 5 and 15 at the Seniors Centre
Work on the second section of Penticton’s lake-to-lake bike lane will start in late April and run into June. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

As the weather gets warmer and springtime inches closer, construction season is making its return. And that means it’s time for the city to gear up for work on the bike lane.

Construction of the second section of Penticton’s lake-to-lake bike lane will begin in late April, the city announced on Tuesday (Feb. 15).

In October, city council approved the estimated $4.7 million price tag for the next phase of the lane.

Work on Duncan Avenue, Atkinson Street and Kinney Avenue will mostly proceed from north to south on various routes:

• Between Fairview and Duncan

• From Duncan to Kinney

• Between Lanes and Atkinson

• From Atkinson to South Main Street

Before construction on the next phase of the project begins, however, the city issued a statement reminding people about the road delays they should expect to see during spring.

“Residents, businesses and drivers in the area should expect to see crews at work during day-time hours, Monday to Friday, with more activity ramping up through the months of May and June,” the city said in its announcement.

The city cites utility upgrades, line marking, installation of new curbing and lighting upgrades as among the delays people should expect when driving through the various bike lane routes.

People interested in learning more about the project are invited to information sessions, either online or in-person.

Online sessions are set to take place on March 3 and 10, respectively, while in-person gatherings at the Senior’s Drop in Centre will happen on March 5 and 12 from 10 a.m. to noon.

“The city is committed to constructing the route with the least amount of disturbance to residents, businesses and motorists,” said the route’s project manager Ian Chapman.

“We thank everyone for their cooperation and patience over the course of the project.”

Information about when and where people can learn more about the project is available here.

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