Third roundabout officially opens

A large oval roundabout at the intersection of Prairie Valley Road and Victoria Road South, will officially open on Aug. 15.

The third of Summerland’s roundabouts, a large oval at the intersection of Prairie Valley Road and Victoria Road South, will officially open this morning.

The roundabout replaces a four-way stop intersection which had caused traffic flow problems in the past.

Mayor Janice Perrino said the construction of the intersection was difficult for those living nearby.

“It was tough on residents in the area,” she said, adding that the municipality apologized for the inconvenience. “It was a lot for them to put up with.”

The total cost of the project is $3.8 million. The contract for the work was approved at council a year ago, in August, 2012.

Construction on the intersection began in fall.

To accommodate the roundabout, an aging house at the corner had to be torn down.

The Darke house was one of the oldest houses in the community.

In addition to the roundabout, work was done on utilities in the area, as well as road work to allow for bike lanes and sidewalks.

Earlier work was done in 2010 on Prairie Valley Road and Rosedale Avenue.

This improvement led to the creation of Summerland’s first two roundabouts.

Now that the intersection work has been completed, the next upgrade project for the municipality is in the Garnett Valley area.

The condition of the road has long been identified as a priority for the municipality, but the work on the road surface will not be done until a water system upgrade in the area goes ahead.

Perrino said the municipality is now seeking grant funding to pay for the water and road upgrade.

The project is expected to cost around $4 million.

 

Just Posted

Latimer surveyed much of Summerland

Civil engineer was also responsible of community’s irrigation system

RDOS to study sites for composting facility

Penticton and Okanagan Falls landfills will be examined

Summerland grocery store offers warm atmosphere, community service

Nesters Market has been involved in numerous initiatives within Summerland

Codling moths remain a problem for Okanagan apple growers

Problem areas for pest include Summerland, Penticton and Naramata

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen works to control mosquito populations

Control efforts in the region have been starting earlier each year

VIDEO: Grizzly bears fight along northern B.C. highway in rare footage

Cari McGillivray posted the head-turning video, shot near Stewart, B.C., to social media

Caught on Camera: Boat catches fire at Okanagan marina

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time, no injuries were reported as a result of the blaze

Handgun crackdown, health spending and transit plans latest campaign promises

Friday was the end of a busy week on the campaign trail

B.C. woman photographs massive ant swarm on Abbotsford driveway

She asked what the ants were doing? The answer: war

Iconic 90s TV show ‘Friends’ celebrates 25th anniversary

The iconic, decade-long television show aired its first episode 25 years ago today

Police arrest B.C. phone scammer linked to illegal call centres in India

Person arrested in Burnaby here on a work visa, says police

Air Canada forced girl, 12, to remove hijab: civil rights group

The San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations calling for change

Latimer surveyed much of Summerland

Civil engineer was also responsible of community’s irrigation system

Most Read