Major improvements to a busy West Kelowna street could cost more than $9 million.
Upgrades to a long stretch of Glenrosa Road would include sidewalks, bike lanes, intersection improvements, drainage works, retaining walls, street lighting, transit stops, water main replacements and landscaping.
The improvements are planned for a stretch of Glenrosa Road between McGinnis Road and Glen Abbey Place, a distance of approximately 1.2 kilometres.
Allnorth Consultants Ltd has already prepared the roadworks improvement plan. Pending city council’s expected approval at a meeting Tuesday, the plan will be presented for public review at open houses with the job then put to tender.
The city hopes the project can be completed this year.
Like many streets in West Kelowna, Glenrosa Road was built to a rural standard long before the municipality was incorporated in 2008.
Currently, the total estimated cost for the project is $9.2 million. The city hopes to get some financial assistance through provincial grants designed to support cycling, as well as an ICBC program that provides funding to improve safety at intersections where there are significant crash rates.