Drivers are advised that the intersection of Old Vernon Road and Acland Road will be closed, day and night, from Monday, July 2 at 8 p.m., to Friday, July 13, at 6 a.m.
This is so construction of a roundabout can be completed. While this work is taking place, the following closures will be in effect:
- Rutland Road northbound, north of Commercial Road;
- Acland Road southbound, north of Old Vernon Road; and
- Old Vernon Road westbound, west of Norris Road.
During the closure, motorists can access Old Vernon Road from Highway 97 eastbound to the roundabout, where traffic must turn south on Rutland Road. Detour signs will be in place. To access to businesses along Old Vernon Road, use Highway 97.
This closure is required to complete construction of the Old Vernon/Acland Road Roundabout, as part of the Highway 97 six-laning project. People’s patience will be appreciated during this time.
Businesses along Sexsmith Road, Old Vernon Road and Highway 97, will remain open and accessible during construction.
Drivers are reminded to obey construction speed zones, and follow traffic-control signs.
The Highway 97 six-laning project includes the widening of 4.5 kilometres of highway to six lanes, and improvements to four major intersections. This work will improve safety, increase capacity and efficiency, and will better connect Kelowna’s downtown core with surrounding areas.