Construction is ongoing at Beasley Park for a planned park and ride bus stop and parking lot.

Construction is ongoing at Beasley Park for a planned park and ride bus stop and parking lot.

Lake Country construction update

District outlines the current capital projects and completion dates

The District of Lake Country has released an update on the major construction projects underway in Lake Country this summer as work is continuing on several important projects in the district.

•Bottom Wood Lake Road Restoration and Active Transportation Improvements.

A $1.3 million dollar project, the improvements to Bottom Wood Lake Road are continuing with the project scheduled to be complete by the end of August. The road has had safety issues in the past but will be transformed into a well-lighted road with walkways. As the project currently sits, there are some large ditches along the road but the contractor will be filling those as project moves along. The district says the project is currently on budget.

•Beasley Park and Ride

Construction on the new planned parking lot and bus stop at Beasley Park is set to be completed by October of this year at a cost of $865,000 and the district says the project is moving along well.

According to the district the contractor was given a generous construction period with a substantial completion date of Oct. 30 and control over work scheduling in order to keep costs down. The district is currently working on revising the design to ensure the project will be delivered on budget without sacrificing intended functionality and quality.

•Waste Water Treatment Plant Phase 3 Upgrade

The $7 million dollar upgrade to double the capacity of the water treatment plant has been underway for approximately one year and is about four months behind schedule. However the district says the work quality is very good and on budget. A planned ribbon cutting at completion of the project is tentatively set for early September as testing of the system is currently underway.

•Universal Water Metering

Water crews are at work installing agricultural meters and backflow preventers in Oyama as the district moves forward with its plan to have water meters installed in Lake Country with the first phase to include agriculture users.

In addition to the above projects, there are smaller projects that have recently been completed in Lake Country including the Gable Road area road restoration, Main Street sidewalk at the Kangaroo Farm, Oceloa Road pathway, Oyama Road improvements, Middlebench Road ditching and drainage, Camp Road ditching and drainage and Okanagan Centre Linear Park beach enhancements.