The ‘Last Spike’ rest area located along the Trans-Canada Highway near Craigellachie has undergone a major upgrade with improved interior and exterior façade complete in addition to upgrades to the washroom facilities; the rest area is now ready for new visitors.
“As part of B.C. on the Move, the province’s 10-year transportation plan, we promised to upgrade rest areas throughout B.C. to improve accessibility for persons with limited mobility,” said Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone. “The improvements made to this popular rest area are extensive, with $70,000 worth of improvements now complete.”
This upgraded rest area now has a new wheelchair-accessible table, new curb letdowns, fresh interior and exterior paint, new high-efficiency toilets, a new Garbage Gobbler, new interior mirrors, soap dispensers and baby-change tables. Final touches will be completed by the end of March. The total cost of these improvements is approximately $70,000.
“This historic rest area near Craigellachie is a popular one, so that’s why it is great to see the interior and exterior of the building modernized and freshened up,” said Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo. “These improvements are part of our $9-million commitment to upgrade and build new rest areas throughout the province, as identified in B.C. on the Move.”
The ministry is investing $9 million over the next three years to construct new rest areas and upgrade existing rest areas around the province.
B.C. on the Move is available online: www.gov.bc.ca/bconthemove