Option B has been identified as the preferred construction schedule following consultation with businesses on Kalamalka Lake Road. - City of Vernon graphic

Option B has been identified as the preferred construction schedule following consultation with businesses on Kalamalka Lake Road. - City of Vernon graphic

Kal Road closure upset continues

The closure of a main artery between Coldstream and Vernon, during the busy summer months, continues to unnerve.

Vernon has plans to close Kalamalka Lake Road for six to eight weeks during construction for the cycle corridor. Single-lane alternating traffic will take place for the remainder of the 20-24 week project.

With many residents and businesses outraged by the closure, Coldstream is keeping on top of Vernon and expressing its concerns to the neighbouring city.

“How many thousands of cars go on Kal Road in a day?” said Coun. Doug Dirk.

Coun. Richard Enns adds: “I could imagine myself not being terribly inconvenienced but I think a number of people are going to be inconvenienced.”

As a result, meeting with Vernon and continuing dialogue remains a priority for Coldstream.

One concern is that plans could shift in an effort to save money.

“There’s still a desire to see the road closed for longer than indicated,” said Trevor Seibel, Coldstream’s chief administrative officer.

The project, which will run from 14th Avenue to the Coldstream border, is anticipated to start April 14 and be completed Oct. 18.