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Thompson Okanagan transportation investments

Active transportation – more than $1 million invested

  • Kamloops – design, construct and install new cattleguards tjat provide improved cyclist accommodations along East Shuswap Road.
  • Kelowna – wheelchair accessibility and active transportation crossing improvements at Airport Way.
  • Kelowna area – repairs and restoration of six kilometres of highway shoulder, improving cycling connectivity between Kelowna and Big White.
  • Kettle Valley Rail Trail and in Myra Bellevue Provincial Park – repairs for trails and trestles, which includes trail remediation as well as handrail and decking replacement to improve safety for people walking and cycling.
  • Salmon Arm – safety improvements for the Canoe School crossing on the Trans-Canada highway.
  • Vernon – shoulder repaving to improve safety for cyclists along Old Kamloops Road and Commonage Road.

Climate adaptation – nearly $4 million invested

  • Sicamous - armouring and drainage improvement as well as replacement of aging and undersized culverts along Solsqua Road.
  • Summerland - Fish Lake Road drainage improvements including replacement of undersized culvert and repairs to road and surface.
  • Summerland - Kettle Place drainage improvements including design for culvert installation and adjacent road repairs/maintenance.
  • Penticton - design completed for culvert construction and adjacent road repairs and maintenance on Valiant Drive.
  • Joe Rich - Highway 33 drainage improvements including 18 kilometres of ditching, culvert installations, armouring, and cleaning in area affected by wildfire.
  • Merritt - H5A Stump Lake flooding protection including raising the profile of Highway 5A above future flood levels to ensure no further impacts to the highway.
  • Simpcw - Norris Road shoulder erosion stabilization adjacent to Highway 5.
  • Coquihalla Summit - Falls Lake avalanche catchment bench maintenance by removing deposits of rock and other material.
  • Savona - installation of 2.99-metre concrete box culvert and stream works on Deadman Vidette Road at Joe Ross Creek.
  • Darfield – repair of rip rap along Chinook Creek bank along Highway 5.
  • Sicamous - Armouring and drainage improvements including replacing aging and undersized culverts along Highway 97A at Elliott Road.

Rural and remote communities – nearly $4 million invested

  • Vernon - road strengthening, ditching, and shoulder widening along Cosens Bay Road.
  • Seymour Arm - road strengthening, ditching, erosion repairs and rip rap for Seymour Arm Road and side roads.
  • Princeton - production of High Fines Surfacing in Wright Pit for resurfacing of Summers Creek Road and side roads.
  • Trout Creek - production of 12,000 cubic metres aggregate at Big White Pit for resurfacing McCulloch Road to improve access to KVR Trail.
  • Winfield - production of 6,000 cubic metres aggregate at Winfield Pit for resurfacing Dee Lake Road to improve access to community and park.
  • Kelowna area - grading, ditching and culvert installation for improved regional park access along Chute Lake Road.
  • Barriere - placement of 5,000 cubic metres of High Fines Surfacing along Heffley Louis Creek Road.
  • Savona - placement of 5,000 cubic metres of High Fines Surfacing along Deadman Vidette Road.
  • Merritt - Patchett Road strengthening and gravel surfacing.
  • Merritt - Bob's Lake Pit Road strengthening and gravel surfacing.
  • Merritt - gravel resurfacing of 15 kilometres of Kane Valley Road.
  • Merritt - gravel resurfacing of 15 kilometres of Midday Valley Road.