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West Kelowna’s Casa Loma neighbourhood to get emergency exit route soon

It’s hoped construction will start after the August long weekend
West Kelowna City Hall. (Black Press file photo)

Construction on an emergency exit route for Casa Loma residents could start by late summer.

It has long been a safety concern for residents as Campbell Road is their only exit in the event of an evacuation.

“The design I can confirm is now complete,” Stacy Harding, operations and projects manager, told council at its June 13 regular meeting. “The tender documents are substantially complete and we want to get that out as soon as possible, hopefully even this week.”

Harding added his hope is construction will start after the August long weekend and be completed by the end of October.

The route, which will double as a multi-use path, will be approximately 500 metres long, 3.5 metres wide and constructed primarily of compacted gravel. The two ends of the path would be paved.

At its May 9 regular meeting, council approved up to a maximum $1 million budget for the project, to be funded by infrastructure reserves.

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