Current Traffic Calming Initiatives

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Glenrosa Traffic Calming Construction

Construction on the Glenrosa Traffic Calming project began the week of July 27, 2015; works to be constructed were:

  • Traffic circles installed at the intersection of Gorman and Webber Roads and at the intersection of Lower Glenrosa and Webber Roads,
  • Road width reduction at the intersection of Scotstown and Webber Roads,
  • Speed humps on McIver Road between Glenrosa and McQueen Roads,
  • A raised school crosswalk on McIver to access Glenrosa Middle school and a pedestrian activated light crossing at the intersection of Glenrosa and McIver Roads. 
  • See final concept sketches

The construction project is the result of a 2014 traffic calming study for the Glenrosa area which involved the collection of speed and traffic data and various public engagement sessions.

All roads are expected to remain open throughout construction, however minor delays may occur.

The project was awarded to Arterra Construction on July 14, 2015 in the amount of $304,890.20 and construction was completed by late summer 2015.

Thanks to ICBC for providing funding assistance of $22,600 through the Road Improvement Program.

If you have more questions about the Glenrosa Traffic Calming project, please read more about the project or contact the Engineering Department at 778-797-8840.

South Boucherie Traffic Calming Construction

Construction on the South Boucherie Traffic Calming project was completed in June 2015 and included the installation of line markings, signage and decorative medians at key locations.

The construction project was the result of a 2013 traffic calming study for the South Boucherie area which involved the collection of speed and traffic data and various public engagement sessions.

Part of this project included the installation of decorative medians along portions of Gregory Road and Mission Hill Road - see final conceptual drawings.

The project was awarded to Arterra Construction on May 19th, 2015 at a cost of $88,972. Thanks to ICBC for providing $3,200, under the Road Improvement Program, toward the cost of safety measures.

Other Study Areas

On January 28, 2014 Council gave early budget approval to allow staff to begin work on traffic calming studies for the Casa Loma, Glenrosa and Pritchard neighbourhoods.

How do these studies work?


Several steps must occur in the creation of a traffic calming strategy and the development of key recommendations prior to any construction:

  • City of West Kelowna staff seek Council approval to hire a consultant to assist in conducting traffic counts and site analyses and identifying possible solutions.
  • The municipality hosts an initial neighbourhood meeting to present initial findings and confirm that the neighbourhood is interested in having a traffic calming strategy created for their area.
  • If the neighbourhood is interested in the strategy, staff and the consultant complete study work and develop traffic calming measures to address specific traffic issues identified through the study.
  • Council and community feedback are sought regarding the final traffic calming measures that are recommended to be included in the strategy.
  • The final strategy is presented to Council for direction including possible timelines for budget discussions and construction.

South Boucherie Neighbourhood

West Kelowna Council directed staff to construct South Boucherie traffic calming initiatives in 2015. The initiatives were outlined in The South Boucherie Traffic Calming Study (PDF) developed for the neighbourhood. The final strategy was presented in a report to Council on November 26, 2013 (PDF).

The strategy was developed in 2013 with assistance from traffic consultants at Boulevard Transportation Group, using feedback from a community meeting held in June, an open house on October 28 and a follow up online survey from October 29 through November 4, 2013. Proposed traffic calming solutions were presented to the community at the October open house and through the online survey. View the presentation (PDF) that was given to the Council.

Thanks to ICBC for providing funding under the Road Improvement Program to assist with the construction of traffic calming measures in the South Boucherie neighbourhood.

Smith Creek

West Kelowna Council directed staff to construct Smith Creek traffic calming initiatives in the 2014 Capital Plan. The initiatives, which were constructed starting in the fall of 2014 and completed in the spring of 2015, were outlined in a traffic calming strategy developed for the neighbourhood. The final strategy was presented in a report to Council (PDF) on November 26, 2013. View the presentation (PDF).

The Smith Creek Strategy (PDF) was developed in 2013 with assistance from a consultant from Boulevard Transportation Group, a community meeting held in June, an open house hosted on October 2 and an online survey conducted from October 2 to 8, 2013. Proposed traffic calming solutions were presented to the community at the October open house and through the online survey.

Thanks to ICBC for providing funding under the Road Improvement Program to assist with the construction of traffic calming measures in the Smith Creek neighbourhood.