Upgrades will be completed on a portion of the Kettle Valley Railway trail north of Penticton. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen photo)

Upgrades will be completed on a portion of the Kettle Valley Railway trail north of Penticton. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen photo)

Contract awarded for improvements to trail near Penticton

Portion of Kettle Valley Railway trail will receive upgrades

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has awarded the contract for upgrades to the trail between Little Tunnel and Chute Lake along the Kettle Valley Railway trail.

The contract, for $151,435, was awarded to MacKinley-Clark Paving.

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The regional district was recently awarded $450,000 from the province through its Forest Employment Funding to complete trail improvements in the region. Staff have worked to complete a variety of tasks in the area.

The Kettle Valley Railway trail, between Myra Canyon and Penticton, has degraded as a result of motorized vehicle use and a lack of upgrades and maintenance.

Six submissions for this work were received. MacKinley-Clark had the lowest bid.

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