News Release – Packinghouse Lane Improvements
For Immediate Release
October 15, 2020
Packinghouse Lane Improvements – Public Feedback Wanted!
The Town of Oliver has retained TRUE Engineering to review and design the Packinghouse Lane corridor and connecting intersections on Airport Street and Similkameen Avenue. TRUE has provided recommendations to possible geometric improvements to improve safety for pedestrians and road users, improve traffic operations in the area, and accommodate future land development projects in the surrounding area of Airport Street.
Mayor and Council request feedback from the public on the proposed revisions as it will change traffic flow and access from Oliver Place Mall to Co-op Avenue and Airport Street. A new 46 unit affordable housing development (5931 Airport Street) is being funded through BC Housing and is a proposed first phase which will start in 2021. This development is also contributing funds towards the road improvements with the Town of Oliver covering the remaining costs.
The Town and its Engineering Consultants have developed design plans and prior to completing the final design, we want your feedback!
Visit https://oliver.ca/packinghouse-lane-improvements/ to review the design options and submit your thoughts via the form at the bottom of the page.
Town staff will collect all feedback until November 15, 2020 and present to Council at an upcoming meeting.
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