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Kootenay transportation investments

Active transportation – more than $3 million invested

  • Balfour – Gravel improvements - gravel production and placement on Kokanee Glacier Park Road, a key active transportation and recreational side road route.
  • Castlegar – Road widening and resurfacing at the Columbia Road Park and Ride.
  • Fernie – Construction of 500 meters of West Fernie multi-use pathway at Riverside Road to McCleod Avenue providing connectivity to the Centennial Trail.
  • Invermere – Safety improvements of sidewalk and approaches that allow for multi-modal access on and off the Athalmer Bridge.
  • The East Kootenay Regional District – Brushing, ditching and resurfacing along BNSF Recreational Trail from Cottonwood to Kapak Road.
  • Regional District of Central Kootenay – Brushing, ditching and resurfacing along the BNR Recreation Trail from Svoboda Road to Troup.
  • Nelson – New cycle activated warning signs for cyclists crossing the Kootenay Lake Bridge.
  • Nelson – Brushing, ditching, widening and paving to improve bus stops from Nelson to Balfour.
  • Slocan – Transit improvements along Highway 6 between Slocan to New Denver.

Climate adaptation – nearly $8 million invested

  • Revelstoke – Purchase and stockpile rip rap for future erosion protection of Highway 23 bridge piers and embankments.
  • Golden – Construct erosion protection for ditches, culvert inlets/outlets, settlement/debris basins and trash rack cleaning along Hewitt Road and regrade shoulder along Highway 95.
  • Fernie – Rip-rap production at Highway 3 Elko Martin Pit Quarry. Sort and stockpile rip rap at Toby Creek Pit.
  • Fairmont – Culvert installations in Fairmont for flood mitigation and to improve overflow capacity.
  • Sparwood – Repaired failing culvert and sinkhole on Highway 43 near Musil Road in Elk Valley.
  • Jaffray – First Nations Archaeological Initial Assessment and investigative works for future shoulder widening on Waldo Road.
  • Elko – Avalanche path catchment debris clean out to to provide adequate snow storage for Highway 3.
  • Galena Pass – Increase avalanche catchment area along Highway 31.
  • West Kootenay (nine sites) – Generate rip rap material by removing rock on the side of highways and side roads.
  • Slocan – Replace deep fill culvert on Highway 6 near Nakusp.
  • Rossland – Replace failing culvert on Highway 22.
  • Edgewood – Ditching, culvert installation, and rock drain installation to improve drainage along Inonoaklin Valley Road.
  • Creston Outflow – Replace failing outlet of culvert on Highway 21.
  • Spillimacheen – Produce and stockpile material for structure replacement along Highway 95.
  • Jaffray – Installation of a 900-metre ellipse culvert on Jaffray Baynes Lake Road to allow for the safe movement of the endangered Painted Turtle.
  • West Kootenay (6 sites) – Increased avalanche catchment areas on various avalanche paths in area.
  • Yahk – Brushing and ditching to improve site distance and drainage.

Rural and remote communities – more than $5 million invested

  • Ktunaxa Nation (Aq’am) – Mission-Wasa Low Road strengthening, drainage improvements, shoulder widening and resurfacing.
  • Invermere – Toby Creek Road strengthening, drainage/culvert upgrades, resurfacing shoulder widening and sign refresh.
  • Wycliffe – Construct a right-turn deceleration lane onto Wycliffe Park Road from Highway 95A.
  • Radium – Production of surfacing and road gravels for Westside Road strengthening.
  • Cranbrook – Production of high fines surfacing for Lumberton Road, Caroll Creek Road and Yawk Meadow Creek Road.
  • Fort Steele – Rip rap production for erosion site on Wardner Fort Steele Road near Ft. Steele.
  • Kimberley – Base repairs, road strengthening and surface patching for St. Mary’s Lake Road on the road to Grey Creek Pass.
  • West Kootenay (six sites)– Generate crush and gravelling for Highway 31 and district side roads.
  • Grand Forks – Base repair to Mann Road and Spraggot Road.
  • Grand Forks Area – Brushing.
  • Nakusp/Burton – Brushing along highways 6 and 31.