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Public impressed with Bernard Avenue facelift

Parts of Bernard Avenue now features wider sidewalks, new modern lamp posts, and parallel parking. The rest of the city's main street will see the same changes, in phases, by the summer of 2014. (Adrian Nieoczym/CBC)
After more than three months, Kelowna's Bernard Avenue has finally reopened to traffic.

It's the end of the first phase of a $14-million project to revitalize the city's main street.

Between St. Paul and Richter Streets, Bernard Avenue now features wider sidewalks, new trees and giant light poles made of wood and steel.

But to accomplish all this, the city also reduced the street from four lanes to two and reduced the amount of parking.

Daybreak's Adrian Nieoczym went for a walk along Bernard to find out what the people and businesses there think about the changes so far.

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