KELOWNA – Three infrastructure projects, with a combined value of approximately $6.3 million, are slated for highways in the Central Okanagan this year.
- A $3.86 million contract has been awarded to Dawson Construction Limited from Kamloops to resurface 11 km of Highway 97C from Pennask Creek Bridge to Johns Creek, approximately 37 km from the Highway 97 junction near Peachland, giving motorists using the Okanagan Connector a smoother, safer ride.
- Resurfacing work is expected to start in June, and is scheduled to be completed in mid-August.
- Improvements to Highway 33 from Muir Road to Mills Road will include road resurfacing and safety improvements for pedestrians and transit users.
- The safety improvements will be tendered this spring.
- The resurfacing will be tendered this summer.
- For both projects, completion is anticipated for the fall.
- Signing improvements to Highway 33 at 8 Mile Curve will increase safety for motorists in this location. LED chevrons will be installed, and the overhead flashing sign and static advisory signs will be upgraded to better warn motorists of the curve ahead.
- Work is anticipated to be completed this spring.
“Enhancing safety on our roadways is a top priority. These road improvements will also ensure people across the Central Okanagan are connected and increase ease of travel for tourists.”
– Kelowna-Mission MLA Steve Thomson
“These improvements enhance our number one priority – safe and smooth travel for motorists and pedestrians who use our highways.”
– Penticton MLA Bill Barisoff
- Learn more about transportation projects happening throughout B.C. at: www.th.gov.bc.ca/tranprojectsbc/