The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is conducting a three-year transportation planning study in the Central Okanagan Region. This planning process will look at the needs of the travelling public, community land use plans, provincial transportation priorities and a possible future second crossing of Okanagan Lake.
Public input is important to the planning process. Visit the Okanagan Second Crossing engagement site to sign up for updates, and learn how you can provide feedback.
Opened May 15, 2015
- 5,351 site visits
- 235 completed feedback forms
- 52 discussion comments
- 1,065 participants total attended 7 open houses
Read and participate in the online discussions here.
Input leads to action:
Public input received at the first engagement milestone in the early stages of the study was used to ensure collected data was consistent with local road users’ experience, and to identify items that might have been overlooked. Input received at the second milestone helped to guide the study team as it prepared to develop improvement options for the existing Highway 97 corridor as well as alternate corridors. These options were then presented at the third milestone, when the public was invited to identify issues and opportunities that should be considered for each. This input will be considered as the options undergo a detailed evaluation before resulting in recommendations.
Consultation companions, public engagement milestone reports and the continuing online discussions are available on the engagement website. This page will be updated as materials are released and announcements are made.