Shannon Lake-Bartley-Stevens Roundabout Project

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Traffic alert: Temporary closure of Shannon Lake-Stevens-Bartley intersection May 30-June 4

Starting Monday, May 30 through to Saturday, June 4, the Shannon Lake-Bartley-Stevens intersection will be completely closed to the public during the day and overnight for road paving and construction of the concrete apron for the inner circle of the roundabout.

The Shannon Lake Road and Juliann Road detours will remain in place while crews complete road paving and the forming and pouring of the concrete rollover curb and concrete travel apron. The Shannon Lake-Bartley-Stevens intersection will re-open Saturday morning, June 4, and will remain open through the weekend, subject to weather conditions and contractor timelines.

Motorists are advised to follow speed limits along the detour routes and work zones. Emergency services, transit and school bus service will be maintained through this intersection during this phase of work through to completion of the project. See the detour map below for more details.

Following completion of the inner circle, the Shannon Lake-Bartley-Stevens intersection will re-open to the public, with periodic minor delays until the end of July to complete boulevard works, and landscaping.

Read the full traffic advisory.

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. All area businesses will remain accessible and the contractor has placed digital signage along Highway 97 and Shannon Lake Road to help motorists navigate this area during the closure. Emergency vehicle, transit and local traffic will be maintained. Depending on construction activities and the location of work, local traffic may be detoured via Old Okanagan Hwy. Please follow the directions of traffic control personnel and drive through the work area with caution as traffic patterns change.

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.

Traffic alert: Temporary closure of Shannon Lake-Stevens-Bartley intersection May 30-June 4

Starting Monday, May 30 through to Saturday, June 4, the Shannon Lake-Bartley-Stevens intersection will be completely closed to the public during the day and overnight for road paving and construction of the concrete apron for the inner circle of the roundabout.

The Shannon Lake Road and Juliann Road detours will remain in place while crews complete road paving and the forming and pouring of the concrete rollover curb and concrete travel apron. The Shannon Lake-Bartley-Stevens intersection will re-open Saturday morning, June 4, and will remain open through the weekend, subject to weather conditions and contractor timelines.

Motorists are advised to follow speed limits along the detour routes and work zones. Emergency services, transit and school bus service will be maintained through this intersection during this phase of work through to completion of the project. See the detour map below for more details.

Following completion of the inner circle, the Shannon Lake-Bartley-Stevens intersection will re-open to the public, with periodic minor delays until the end of July to complete boulevard works, and landscaping.

Read the full traffic advisory.

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. All area businesses will remain accessible and the contractor has placed digital signage along Highway 97 and Shannon Lake Road to help motorists navigate this area during the closure. Emergency vehicle, transit and local traffic will be maintained. Depending on construction activities and the location of work, local traffic may be detoured via Old Okanagan Hwy. Please follow the directions of traffic control personnel and drive through the work area with caution as traffic patterns change.

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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