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Dangerous section of Hope-Princeton getting $27-million upgrade

A twisting, dangerous portion of Highway 3 west of Princeton will be reconstructed through joint funding between the province and the federal government.
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April 10, 2015 - 3:29 PM

PENTICTON - A winding, dangerous portion of the Hope-Princeton Highway is slated for upgrading thanks to a multi-level funding commitment.

Provincial and federal governments have announced funding for a $27.65 million upgrade to Highway 3, west of Princeton. A five-kilometre stretch of the roadway will be relocated and straightened to remove a two sharp curves and add passing lanes for both east and westbound traffic.

The federal government is contributing $10.3-million through the Building Canada Fund, with B.C. writing a cheque for $17.3-million.

Announcement of the funding came as welcome news to communities along Highway 3. The Highway 3 Mayors' and Chairs' Coalition has been lobbying the province for several years to make funding available for improvements to Highway 3 between Mine Hill and Manning Park.

“I believe the Highway 3 improvement project, Sunday Creek to Sunday Summit section, is another example of the Province of British Columbia’s commitment to making our destination a safer and more comfortable driving experience,” Princeton Mayor Frank Armitage says in a media release.

The work, scheduled to begin in June, should be complete by the fall of 2016.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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