Resurfacing work will soon begin along East Shuswap Road, improving safety and mobility as part of B.C. on the Move, the Province’s new 10-year transportation plan.
7.5 kilometres of the two-lane road will be resurfaced, starting at the turn off to Rivershore Estates and Golf Links and ending at approximately 5 kilometres east of Mallard Road, making the drive safer, smoother and more enjoyable for local residents, commercial truck operators, and tourists.
The rehabilitation of provincial highways and improvements to side roads is a major theme of the government’s 10-year transportation plan.
“One of the priorities in our B.C. on the Move 10-year transportation plan is to improve the safety and reliability of our roads and highways,” said Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone. “East Shuswap Road serves local, recreational, tourist and truck traffic, and these upgrades will make the drive safer and smoother for everyone.”
This project is scheduled to go to tender in mid-July and a contract will be awarded in August. Work is anticipated to begin in late August and complete in October. This work will be done because the roadway is showing signs of deterioration and cracking, and is in need of rehabilitation.
The Province will invest $380 million over the next three years to resurface provincial highways, with 1,000 kilometres of provincial highway resurfaced annually.
B.C. on the Move is government’s new 10-year plan for the improvement of the province’s transportation network. 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 B.C.’s transportation network.
B.C. on the Move is available online at: http://engage.gov.bc.ca/transportationplan/
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