October 30, 2013 - 3:16 PM
SICAMOUS - Two projects, totalling $4.9-million, to resurface sections of Highway 1 and Highway 97A near Sicamous are now complete, improving travel for local residents, tourists and commercial drivers.
Using the Hot-in-Place recycling method, resurfacing work was completed on 19 kilometres of Highway 1, from Canoe Beach Drive East to the Bruhn Bridge, and 26 kilometres of Highway 97A starting just north of the Shuswap River Bridge in Grindrod to the junction with Highway 1 in Sicamous. The projects were done by Green Roads Recycling Ltd. of Fernie.
These highways serve the communities of Salmon Arm, Canoe, Sicamous and Grindrod, all of which rely heavily on tourists who come to enjoy activities on Shuswap and Mara lakes, as well as the many resorts and provincial campgrounds in the area.
This work builds on the $1.3 billion invested in highway improvements in the Thompson-Okanagan since 2001.
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