New road link between Vernon and Coldstream

Mt. Ida Drive will soon connect traffic in both municipalities as part of a long-standing plan for development

Mt. Ida Drive will soon connect traffic between Coldstream and Vernon as part of a long-standing plan for development of Middleton Mountain.

Currently, Mt. Ida Drive at the boundary of the two municipalities is separated by dead-ends that will be joined in the coming weeks.

“Streetlights are being installed on the soon-to-be-completed Vernon segment of road and asphalt paving will take place within the next two weeks,” said Tanya Laing Gahr, Vernon’s communications co-ordinator.

Final inspections to ensure the road is ready for traffic will take place once construction is complete.

“Mt. Ida Drive is expected to be open to the public in mid-May,” said Laing Gahr.