The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is rehabilitating highways and bridges in the Southern Interior, and is building new infrastructure where it is needed.
The B.C. government will continue to invest in transportation infrastructure for the safe, reliable and efficient movement of people and goods.
In the Southern Interior, a number of highway infrastructure upgrade projects are underway, or soon to be underway, in 2018.
Highlighted projects include:
- Trans-Canada Highway four-laning program – Kamloops to Alberta border ($464 million over the next three years)
- Highway 3/95 near Creston resurfacing ($11.5 million)
- Highway 3A near Castlegar, deck resurfacing Shoreacres Bridge ($1.1 million)
- Highway 5 (Coquihalla) near Merritt resurfacing ($7.6-million)
- Highway 12 near Lillooet resurfacing ($7.8 million)
- Highway 26 near Quesnel resurfacing ($9.1-million)
- Highway 97 in Kelowna resurfacing ($7.8-million)
- Stickle Road/Highway 97 intersection rebuild in Vernon ($15-million)
- Westside Road in West Kelowna lane widening and straightening ($11.9 million)
Livestock fencing program:
- The Provincial Livestock Fencing Program has been extended for five more years ($1 million annually for the next five years).
- The program, which is a partnership between the provincial government and BC Cattlemen’s Association, helps keep people safe while driving, and helps ranchers protect their livestock.
- As of spring 2018, more than 900 kilometres of livestock fencing has been built along B.C. highways.