The Province, together with federal and local partners, has spent and committed more than $347 million into transportation in the Southern Interior (Thompson-Nicola and Okanagan-Shuswap 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.
Some highlights include:
- 36 million for six-laning Highway 97 from Highway 33 Edwards Road.
- $7.3 million to improve the Sicamous intersection roundabout.
- $9.5 million for Stickle Road intersection in Vernon.
- $11.6 million for John Hindle Drive extension.
- $4 million Highway 97 resurfacing Glenrosa Interchange to Westside Road.
- $3.6 million Chase Bridge to Cruikshank Point resurfacing.
BikeBC / Air Access investment:
- $2.6 million for improvements to Kamloops Airport.
- Oliver, taxiway extension: $157,350.
- BikeBC funding for the Kal/Crystal Waters Trail - $15,802.
- BikeBC funding for the Sun Peaks Road Trail - $166,376.
- Kamloops: Brock Shared Use Bicycle Route - A 3.3m-wide, 5.5km shared roadway from
- Schubert Drive and York Avenue to Crestline and Tranquille Road -$18,285.
- Kamloops: Hugh Allan Painted Bike Route - 1.5m wide, 0.25 km long bike lanes along Hugh Allan Drive from Rogers Way to Pacific Way - $7,938.
- Summerland: Dale Meadows Bike Path - 5m wide, 0.14km long separated bike path from the south end of Sinclair Road to the Dale Meadows Sport Facility - $68,006.
- Coldstream: $200,804 for the Coldstream Creek Multi-Use Shoulder.
- Kamloops: $1 million for the Peterson Creek Multi-Use Path, Phase 1.
- Kelowna: $777,435 for the Okanagan Rail Trail (Dilworth Drive to Airport Way).
- Vernon: $436,664 for the Okangan Rail Trail Connector (Kalamalka Lake Road Multi-Use Path) and 29th/30th Street Transportation Corridor, Phase 5.
- Kelowna: $1 million in Air Access funding for apron rehabilitation.
- Osoyoos: $60,000 for perimeter fencing and site clean up.
- Salmon Arm: $225,000 for a fuel system upgrade.
- Vernon: $823,701 for runway rehabilitation.
This investment is 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.