Anyone who has travelled Hwy. 97 north to Kelowna knows how frustrating the ride can be as you leave the four-lane and come down the hill into Peachland.

Now, the provincial government appears to be doing something about that.

One of several alternatives pondered for a rerouting of Hwy. 97 through Peachland.

Preliminary results of a Peachland Transportation Study have been released, identifying three preferred route options that will improve safety and travel times through the south-central Okanagan community.

The routes would either bypass Peachland completely by rerouting traffic west above existing development and linking up with the Hwy. 97C connector or follow a route along Okanagan Lake through the community.

The study is exploring both short- and long-term transportation improvements.

The second phase of the study, which will be completed in spring 2020, will include further engagement with community members, stakeholders and local and Indigenous governments, and will determine the final corridor decision.

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