Shannon Lake-Bartley-Stevens Roundabout Project

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Construction update: Bartley Road paving is complete

Final road paving was completed the week of Sept. 16. Thank you for your patience and understanding during the temporary road closure.

Over the next two weeks, crews will complete final line painting, landscaping and barrier installation work. These construction activities will have minimal impacts to traffic and two-way traffic will be maintained. We anticipate all work to be complete by the end of the month.

To receive timely updates to your inbox, subscribe e-news updates at westkelownacity.ca/subscribe.

Project information at a glance:

  • Project scope
  • Construction timelines (Fall 2021 to Summer 2022)
  • Detour routes
  • Sidewalks and bike lanes
  • Benefits of a roundabout

Project scope

We're improving how our community gets around! The $6.15 million active transportation corridor project includes construction of a roundabout at the Shannon Lake-Bartley-Stevens Roads intersection and bike lane and sidewalk improvements east of Dominion Road to Westlake Road. The entire project is expected to be complete in summer 2022.

Council’s 2021 – 2022 Strategic Priorities Invest in Infrastructure objectives include active transportation upgrades to the Shannon Lake corridor to enhance safety, access and traffic flow. This investment will promote economic prosperity, contribute to health, well-being and reduce emissions.

  • Phase 1 of the project includes relocating overhead and underground utilities, and building a retaining wall and portions of the new roundabout at the Shannon Lake-Bartley-Stevens intersection.
  • Phase 2 of active transportation upgrades on Shannon Lake Road began in spring 2022. Upgrades include completion of the roundabout, and construction of sidewalks and bike lanes east of Dominion Road to Westlake Road.

As part of the design for the Shannon Lake-Bartley-Stevens intersection, a thorough review of the current and future traffic demands for the intersection for all vehicle types and other alternative modes of getting around was completed. This independent review took into consideration the near term and what we could expect in the next 20 years.

Detour routes

Detour routes will be in place during construction.

During the temporary Bartley Road closure, motorists are encouraged to avoid the construction area and use alternate routes and detours:

  • If travelling to the West Kelowna Business Park, drivers are encouraged to use the Ross Road detour or Westlake Road. Access to Byland Road from Stevens Road (via Juliann Road) will be maintained.
  • Shannon Lake and Stevens Roads are open and the public can access these routes and travel through the new roundabout during the temporary Bartley Road closure.
  • Transit, school bus, pedestrian, cycling and access for emergency services will be maintained during all phases of construction.
  • All area businesses will remain accessible and the contractor will place signage in key locations to help the public navigate to their destinations.

Sidewalks and bike lanes

We are investing in the community to build a brighter future. Improving pedestrian and cycling access in the Shannon Lake active transportation corridor will provide a key connection to the West Kelowna Business Park.

  • Sidewalks will be installed on Stevens Road from Dominion Road to Westlake Road
  • Bicycle lanes will be added to both sides of Shannon Lake Road
  • As part of the project, bike lanes and sidewalks will be extended from the east of the Shannon Lake Road bridge over McDougall Creek. The new sidewalks and bike lanes will connect to the existing sidewalks and bike lanes that extend to the Crystal Springs community along the south side of Shannon Lake Road.

Benefits of a roundabout

  • Pollution reduction: Significant reduction in vehicle idling results in less fuel burned into the atmosphere
  • Safety: All vehicles travel in the same direction, never crossing paths. This reduces the number of serious crashes and slower speeds also provide drivers with more time to react and make decisions.
  • Community benefits: Roundabouts provide traffic calming measures and reduce speeds
  • Improved traffic flow: Reduce required idling times at intersections

Learn more

Ask us

Have questions about the project? Ask them below.

Construction update: Bartley Road paving is complete

Final road paving was completed the week of Sept. 16. Thank you for your patience and understanding during the temporary road closure.

Over the next two weeks, crews will complete final line painting, landscaping and barrier installation work. These construction activities will have minimal impacts to traffic and two-way traffic will be maintained. We anticipate all work to be complete by the end of the month.

To receive timely updates to your inbox, subscribe e-news updates at westkelownacity.ca/subscribe.

Project information at a glance:

  • Project scope
  • Construction timelines (Fall 2021 to Summer 2022)
  • Detour routes
  • Sidewalks and bike lanes
  • Benefits of a roundabout

Project scope

We're improving how our community gets around! The $6.15 million active transportation corridor project includes construction of a roundabout at the Shannon Lake-Bartley-Stevens Roads intersection and bike lane and sidewalk improvements east of Dominion Road to Westlake Road. The entire project is expected to be complete in summer 2022.

Council’s 2021 – 2022 Strategic Priorities Invest in Infrastructure objectives include active transportation upgrades to the Shannon Lake corridor to enhance safety, access and traffic flow. This investment will promote economic prosperity, contribute to health, well-being and reduce emissions.

  • Phase 1 of the project includes relocating overhead and underground utilities, and building a retaining wall and portions of the new roundabout at the Shannon Lake-Bartley-Stevens intersection.
  • Phase 2 of active transportation upgrades on Shannon Lake Road began in spring 2022. Upgrades include completion of the roundabout, and construction of sidewalks and bike lanes east of Dominion Road to Westlake Road.

As part of the design for the Shannon Lake-Bartley-Stevens intersection, a thorough review of the current and future traffic demands for the intersection for all vehicle types and other alternative modes of getting around was completed. This independent review took into consideration the near term and what we could expect in the next 20 years.

Detour routes

Detour routes will be in place during construction.

During the temporary Bartley Road closure, motorists are encouraged to avoid the construction area and use alternate routes and detours:

  • If travelling to the West Kelowna Business Park, drivers are encouraged to use the Ross Road detour or Westlake Road. Access to Byland Road from Stevens Road (via Juliann Road) will be maintained.
  • Shannon Lake and Stevens Roads are open and the public can access these routes and travel through the new roundabout during the temporary Bartley Road closure.
  • Transit, school bus, pedestrian, cycling and access for emergency services will be maintained during all phases of construction.
  • All area businesses will remain accessible and the contractor will place signage in key locations to help the public navigate to their destinations.

Sidewalks and bike lanes

We are investing in the community to build a brighter future. Improving pedestrian and cycling access in the Shannon Lake active transportation corridor will provide a key connection to the West Kelowna Business Park.

  • Sidewalks will be installed on Stevens Road from Dominion Road to Westlake Road
  • Bicycle lanes will be added to both sides of Shannon Lake Road
  • As part of the project, bike lanes and sidewalks will be extended from the east of the Shannon Lake Road bridge over McDougall Creek. The new sidewalks and bike lanes will connect to the existing sidewalks and bike lanes that extend to the Crystal Springs community along the south side of Shannon Lake Road.

Benefits of a roundabout

  • Pollution reduction: Significant reduction in vehicle idling results in less fuel burned into the atmosphere
  • Safety: All vehicles travel in the same direction, never crossing paths. This reduces the number of serious crashes and slower speeds also provide drivers with more time to react and make decisions.
  • Community benefits: Roundabouts provide traffic calming measures and reduce speeds
  • Improved traffic flow: Reduce required idling times at intersections

Learn more

Ask us

Have questions about the project? Ask them below.

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