The Central Okanagan Planning Study
Do you live or work in the Central Okanagan region?
If so, are you interested in being a part of the transportation planning process for this growing region?
This website is for interested citizens to learn more about the transportation planning going on in the Central Okanagan, and to join in the online discussion.
This is all part of the ministry’s three-year Central Okanagan Planning Study, which was launched in the fall of 2014. The purpose of the study is to develop potential route proposals to address future mobility in the Central Okanagan area.
The study is looking at needs of the traveling public, community land use plans, provincial transportation priorities and a possible future second crossing of Okanagan Lake. Related to this is The Highway 97 – Peachland Transportation Study which is under way to identify and assess possible short, medium, and long-term solutions to address future needs through and/or around Peachland.
Ready to get involved in the Central Okanagan Planning Study? Here’s how:
Attend an Open House Meeting
Participate in the next engagement milestone by attending one of the following public open houses to view and comment on preliminary options. The options are described in the new Spring 2017 Consultation Companion and summarized in the open house displays. They have been developed after reviewing existing and future conditions on the corridor, and they consider public feedback received to date through earlier phases of consultation. The open house schedule is:
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