Okanagan Landing flood protection underway

The City of Vernon is starting construction of flood protection works in the Okanagan Landing area this week.

All the bullrushes that were sawed down next to Marshall Field earlier this year were not in vain.

The City of Vernon is starting construction of flood protection works in the Okanagan Landing area this week.

Mounce Construction Ltd. will be working primarily at the Marshall Field site until November, between the soccer centre access road and tennis court parking area. Construction will also take place on Okanagan Landing Road to accommodate the installation of a new drainage culvert and associated works.

The bullrush lining the road were cut down in March to prepare for the work, and to not disturb blackbirds during nesting season.

An environmental monitor has been retained to protect and relocate fish and wildlife on the site.

The project will result in minor delays to local traffic, with single-lane alternating traffic on Okanagan Landing Road taking place periodically. The existing paved path and a portion of the tennis court parking area will be closed for the duration of construction. A temporary unpaved path is available for the duration of construction. There will be no interruption of parks services.

The City of Vernon would also like to remind the public to obey construction signage, flag person’s directions and posted speed limits through construction zones.