Motorists are advised to expect delays along Highway 97 in Kelowna as crews start construction on the Sexsmith Road intersection, as part of the six-laning project through Kelowna from Highway 33 to Edwards Road.
Construction will take place from Friday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. to Monday, Sept. 25, at 6 a.m. Traffic control will be present on site 24 hours a day during this time and will assist motorists in safely detouring around the work site. In addition, the left turn lanes onto Sexsmith Road and Old Vernon Road will be closed until Monday, Oct. 2, at 6 a.m.
Alternate routes are available via Edwards Road to access Sexsmith Road. To access Old Vernon Road, southbound traffic should use Edwards Road and northbound traffic should use Commercial Drive. Motorists are urged to exercise caution driving through the work zone and obey flaggers.
Pedestrians will be directed to cross Highway 97 at Edwards Road.