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Kelowna looks to move heavy truck route out of downtown

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Kelowna city council is considering a plan to reroute truck traffic from Ellis Street (left) four blocks eastward to Gordon Drive (right). (Google Streetview)
Kelowna city council is considering a plan that could eventually stop big trucks rumbling through downtown.

Right now, the most direct route between the city's north end industrial area and the W.R. Bennett Bridge is along Ellis Street.

But the city is trying to make downtown more pedestrian-friendly and that designated truck route cuts right through the city's core.

On Monday, city council will consider a plan that could see Ellis Street closed to trucks within the year, and reroute them to Gordon Drive, four blocks eastward.

Daybreak's Adrian Nieoczym took a walk down Gordon Drive and asked people who live and shop there how they'd feel if truck traffic increased.

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