Transportation plan steers for funds

The Township of Spallumcheen continues to roll along with its transportation plan

The Township of Spallumcheen continues to roll along with its transportation plan.

West Kelowna’s Boulevard Transportation presented council Monday with a detailed draft that looks at the study approach taken to the plan, engagement strategy, intersection conditions and recommendations for an implementation strategy.

“The plan is for the township to advocate to the ministry (of transportation) for infrastructure and improvements from them,” said Tom Baumgartner, traffic consultant for Boulevard, during Monday’s 90-minute meeting.

“It’s about the provincial highway corridors that run through township (Highways 97 and 97A) and township access and egress to those highway corridors.”

The intersection of Highway 97A and McLeod Road continues to be a top priority.

The plan calls for a protected-T-intersection, similar to the one installed at Highway 97A and Eagle Rock Road a couple of years ago, to be created at McLeod.

Other priority intersections in the plan are Highway 97A and Stepney Road, 97A and Pleasant Valley Road and L&A Cross Road South.

Council unanimously received the draft plan.

“We’ll send a copy to the ministry of transportation for review and comment,” said township administrator Corey Paiement. “Myself and Tom will also meet with the ministry.”

The plan, said Paiement was created at the province’s urging.

“We want to be proactive in communicating with the ministry the goals of the township for safety and accessibility on and off our highways,” said Paiement.

 

 

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