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, there are a number of highway infrastructure upgrade projects ongoing or recently completed.
Highlighted projects include:
- Trans-Canada Highway Four-Laning Program – Kamloops to Alberta border ($648 million over the next three years)
- Highway 1 near Revelstoke resurfacing ($4.5 million) - completed
- Highway 3 near Fernie – Lizard Creek Bridge replacement ($6.2 million)
- Highway 3 near Castlegar – Paulson Bridge rehabilitation ($6 million)
- Highway 31 resurfacing near Nelson ($6.8 million) - completed
- Highway 97 near Clinton resurfacing ($10.9 million)
- Highway 99 Ten Mile Slide near Lillooet ($60 million)
Livestock Fencing Program:
- The Provincial Livestock Fencing Program has been extended ($1 million annually for the next four 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 this fall, more than 900 kilometres of livestock fencing has been built along B.C. highways.