• Riley Gettens

Sage Mesa Culvert between Ladera Place and Solana Cres. Update on June 8 to include north Sage Mesa

Updated: Jun 9

As you most likely already know, the gully and stormwater management falls under the Ministry of Transportation Infrastructure (MoTI).

About a month ago, I met with AIM (the company that maintains roadways on behalf of MoTI) at the site of the Sage Mesa culvert drainage just north of Solana Cres. A few weeks after, I met with MoTI's general manager (Jeff Wiseman) for the South Okanagan Similkameen also at the site.

MoTI agrees that the situation requires attention and should be a priority. The first step will be fencing the gully off.  There is a public risk without signage or fencing. That should happen in the next few months through AIM.  Mr. Wiseman has also requested that the Ministry's Program Manager schedule a hydrologic study at the site so they can develop a plan to address the drainage issues.  He is hoping that this request is part of MoTI's 2021's work plan.  

I am pleased with MoTI's commitment to immediate action and plan to undertake further investigation in 2021. MoTI comes to the Board each quarter, so I will do my best to keep this top of mind and update the community whenever I get new information. 

Thank you to everyone who has shared photos. Below are are a few.

Update - June 8 - after posting this blog, I received an email from a resident sharing concerns about pooling storm water at the north end of Sage Mesa Drive. I've asked MoTI to include that concern in their request for programming in 202. MoTI has included the request. We wait to hear back from the Program Manager.


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