More than $124 million is being spent and committed by the Province, together with federal and local partners, into transportation in the Kootenay region (Rocky Mountain and West Kootenay districts) since 2015.
The following list captures projects that have been recently completed or committed. This funding also includes investments in airports, cycling infrastructure and transit services.
- $7.1 million to resurface Highway 23 Revelstoke to Downey Loop and side roads.
- $5 million for Revelstoke West avalanche mitigation technology.
- $2.4 million to resurface Highway 1 Forde Station Road to Moberly Branch Road and side roads.
- $2.6 million to resurface Grave Lake to Canal Flats Bridge on Highway 93 and side roads.
- $2 million to resurface Highway 23 Shelter Bay to Revelstoke.
- $3.2 million to replace the Irishman Creek Bridge.
- $2.9 million for Highway 31 resurfacing Balfour to Ainsworth.
- $4.5 million resurfacing Highway 6 – Burton to Fauquier and side roads.
- $2.9 million Rossland retaining wall replacement.
- $7 million Resurfacing Highway 3A Playmor Junction to Taghum Bridge and side roads.
BikeBC / Air Access investments:
- Trail Regional, airport terminal building: $1,180,935.
- Creston Valley Regional Airport: $157,877 for upgrades to the runway lighting.
- Grand Forks Municipal Airport: $45,000 for beacon site upgrades.
- $226,000 First Ave and Kirkup Ave separated and multi-use bike path in Rossland.
- Kaslo security fencing upgrade: $52,500.
- Cranbrook Air Access funding: $60,000 for apron safety upgrades.
- Castlegar: $59,000 for the Kinnaird Bridge to College Trail Multi-Use Pathway.
- East Kootenay Regional District: $1 million for the Westside Legacy Trail, Segments 1-4.
- Trail: $191,018 for Pedestrian Bridge Siteworks Phase 2.
These investments are in addition to the $980 million that the provincial and federal governments have invested or committed since 2001 for Trans-Canada Highway upgrades between Kamloops and the Alberta border.