Resurfacing work will be done this year on Highway 1 and Highway 23 in the Revelstoke area, to improve the safety and ride along these important highway corridors.
East of Revelstoke, approximately 17 km of Highway 1 will be resurfaced, beginning one km east of the city. West of Revelstoke, approximately one km of highway will be resurfaced, on the west side of the Columbia River Bridge. About 13 km of Highway 23 will be resurfaced, between Revelstoke and the Mica Dam.
A $3.7-million contract has been awarded to Peter's Bros. Construction Ltd. from Penticton. Work will begin in June and be finished by the end of September. This work will benefit the area residents, tourists, forest industry and commercial transport vehicles that rely on these highways.
Additional improvements on Highway 1 near Revelstoke include:
- Construction of an avalanche catchment at the Panther slide path, located between Jack MacDonald and Twin Snowsheds east of Revelstoke. This catchment will help keep avalanche debris off the highway, allowing for quicker cleanup and fewer delays.
- Upgraded passing lane signs on Highway 1 from Perry River to Golden. These signs will be easier to read and better inform travellers of the length of the passing opportunity.
In the past 10 years, the Province has invested over $514 million in improvements to the highway network and community infrastructure in the Columbia River-Revelstoke area.
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Blair Lekstrom -
"This resurfacing work on Highway 1 near Revelstoke builds on the other safety improvements we're making to what is one of the Province's most important highway corridors. This work includes the Clanwilliam Bridge replacement, which will be finished this year, and more than 55 km of new four-laning between Kamloops and the Alberta border that are either complete or underway."
Shuswap MLA George Abbott -
"This is a vital stretch of road, used extensively by local residents, commuters and tourists alike. These improvements will make for a safer drive for everyone."
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