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Continued Erosion Mitigation on the Okanagan Rail Trail

Posted Friday, January 31, 2020

Continued erosion mitigation to RDNO owned sections of the Okanagan Rail Trail will be in motion starting February 10, 2020.

The project will begin with rock and materials being hauled in through the Kekuli Bay trail access. Hauling trucks and construction will be active on the trail at this time resulting in a full trail closure south of Kekuli Bay Park at KM 12.5 to designated rock storage locations at KM 7.5 beginning February 10, 2020.

Signage will be placed at KM 12.5 and north of the stockpile area to advise trail users of the upcoming closure. During this time the trail will remain open and accessible in evenings after 5 p.m. and all weekends.

The full erosion mitigation project is expected to last an estimated 8 weeks, weather depending. Further trail closures will be communicated as project updates are received. Residents are encouraged to visit www.rdno.ca/ORTwork for detailed maps indicating closure sections before planning any trips to the trail.

Trail users are encouraged to access the RDNO sections of trail from the Kick Willie access point to avoid disruptions. It is intended to get all erosion mitigation work completed before trail use increases in the spring season. 


Past flooding events on Kalamalka Lake led to high water levels that caused serious damage and significantly eroded the Okanagan Rail Trail. The RDNO completed the first phase of this work in September 2019.


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