2012 Early in 2012, West Kelowna Council approved the Wine Route Upgrade Phase 1, a project to upgrade the arterial Boucherie Road from the intersection of Highway 97 to Stuart Road.
Council took advantage of the opportunity to combine construction costs with the Lakeview Heights Phase 7 (Boucherie Road North) Sanitary Sewer Service Extension project already planned for this section. The total cost of the Wine Route Upgrade Phase 1 was $2.6 million. Money came from reserves ($2.03 million) and development cost charges ($570,000).
The timing of any future phases would be subject to council consideration and subsequent budget approvals.
Boucherie Road is classified as an arterial route, and provides access to several major neighbourhoods in the District of West Kelowna, including:
South Mount Boucherie
Boucherie Road also serves as a transit route and an alternate means of transportation through the municipality in the event Highway 97 is ever closed. As such, the District of West Kelowna's Transportation Master Plan recommends that Boucherie Road be upgraded to a higher urban standard.
Phase 1 upgrades to Boucherie Road included: