As part of B.C. on the Move, the Government of B.C.’s new 10-year transportation plan, improvements will be made at the intersection of Sande Ave. and Keith Ave. on Highway 16, to ensure safer travel for residents and commercial traffic.
Traffic signals will be installed at the intersection making it safer for drivers to turn. A new eastbound left turn lane and improvements to the right turn lanes will improve traffic flow and the intersection’s ability to handle greater traffic volume in the future. These improvements will also increase safety and accessibility for pedestrians.
These improvements will address a number of safety concerns the City of Terrace has identified. The project is in the design phase and work is anticipated to start later this summer.
This project is part of $30 million the ministry is investing over the next three years in intersection safety improvements in communities throughout B.C.
B.C. on the Move is government’s new 10-year plan for the improvement of the province’s transportation network. It provides a comprehensive road map for transportation investments and strategic policy actions over the next decade. The actions prioritized in B.C. on the Move will enhance safety, grow the economy, maintain and replace aging infrastructure, and support trade for B.C.’s expanding resource sectors through Canada’s Asia-Pacific Gateway.
Over the next three years, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will invest up to $2.5 billion to improve British Columbia’s transportation network.
B.C. on the Move was developed incorporating feedback received from a wide-ranging public engagement, during which over 12,500 survey responses were received from British Columbians around the province, and the B.C. on the Move website was visited over 44,000 times.
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone -
“I met with municipal representatives in Terrace last fall to discuss the concerns and challenges with the Sande Avenue intersection. These improvements will make a significant difference to the residents and commercial drivers who drive through this part of town every day.”
B.C. on the Move is available online at: http://engage.gov.bc.ca/transportationplan/
Follow the work of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure online at: www.tranbc.ca
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