John Box

John Box

Infrastructure plans go before the public

On Wednesday, about 170 people took a look at Vernon's 2017 capital works strateg

Vernon’s infrastructure plans have undergone some intense scrutiny.

On Wednesday, about 170 people took a look at the city’s 2017 capital works strategy during an open house.

“We are very pleased with the turnout last night,” said Mark Dowhaniuk, infrastructure management manager.

“Vernon residents had an opportunity to see a variety of projects and get a sense of the scope of work happening in 2017. We had a lot of positive feedback from people who attended the meeting.”

Ten project booths featured multiple works that will be taking place such as road upgrades, utilities, multi-use paths and park projects. Major initiatives include the Kalamalka Lake Road cycle corridor, 30th Street road and utility rehabilitation and 35th Avenue reconstruction.

Residents and businesses were able to discuss any concerns regarding design, road closures and timing of construction.

Additional meetings will be held as projects progress and the designs and project schedules are refined and finalized.