Added to the City of Kelowna's Official Community Plan in 1995, the South Perimeter Road (SPR) was ultimately identified for construction closer to the end of the decade.
As a piece of the City’s important transportation infrastructure, a proposal to advance construct SPR as a design-build alternative was presented to the City of Kelowna by Ponds Ventures Inc., one of the developers of The Ponds neighbourhood in Kelowna’s Upper Mission.
The South Perimeter Road project involves construction of approximately 2.3 km of a two-lane road, a separated multi-use path, and a crossing over Bellevue Creek. Gordon Drive will be extended approximately 350 m south to meet a new intersection with South Perimeter Road, which will connect on the other side to Stewart Road West. The work includes clearing, earthworks, drilling and blasting, drainage, and construction of a 15 m span multi-plate arch, mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) headwalls, and wing walls at Bellevue Creek.
In addition to the standard construction challenges, Arthon must also consider important environmental and community considerations. Work commenced in mid-March of 2021 and is expected to be finalized by July of 2022.
Arthon respectfully acknowledges that this project is located on the unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan people.
SPR is an active construction site. The public is reminded to stay out of this area (including Gordon Drive) for safety reasons.