The Province will be investing over $2 million this year to resurface and widen a portion of Highway 95, approximately nine kilometres south of Golden, improving the route for area residents, tourists, the forest industry and commercial transport vehicles along this important corridor.
Approximately six kilometres of Highway 95 will be resurfaced between Nicholson Road and Horse Creek Road South. The existing narrow paved shoulders will be widened to two metres along this section, to improve safety for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.
Portions of two local side roads will also be resurfaced. Those are:
- Moberley Branch Road - 2.2 kilometres (existing gravel surface to be paved)
- Campbell Road - 1.2 kilometres
A $2-million contract has been awarded to Interoute Contracting Ltd., a West Kootenay company. Work is scheduled to get underway this summer and be finished by the end of September.
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Blair Lekstrom -
"This project will improve the safety of Highway 95 near Golden, will create new jobs over the life of the project, and will ensure that this section of highway continues to meet the needs of local residents and other motorists."
- Over $1.2 billion has been invested in the Columbia-Kootenay region since 2001 to improve and maintain roads and bridges, expand transit, broaden cycling networks, expand airports and support community infrastructure improvements.
- This portion of Highway 95 is on the Province's Hot Springs Circle Route.
Hear Lekstrom speak about these upcoming improvements to Highway 95 at:
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