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Driving through Monte Lake about to become safer

The Monte Lake corridor will get new signs aimed at improving the safety of drivers and pedestrians.
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March 20, 2015 - 11:31 AM

MONTE LAKE - New signs and markings will be installed this spring in an effort to make Highway 97 at Monte Lake safer to drive.

The Ministry of Transportation announced Friday, March 20, that vehicle-activated LED arrow signs will be installed at the north and south ends of the corridor. A driver entering the curve too fast will activate the signs.

LED pedestrian signs will also be installed by the campground area and speed-reduction markings will be added to the curve at the north end of the section by Paxton Road.

"The ministry consulted with technical experts and listened to local concerns to find ways to really improve the safety of the Monte Lake corridor,” transportation minister Todd Stone said in a release. “We are using the latest technology available to make sure our provincial roads are safe.”

Work on the $125,000 project is expected to start this spring as soon as weather allows and is part of the recently announced B.C. on the Move 10-year transportation plan.

The plan also includes plans in the Kamloops area for the continued expansion of Highway 1 from Kamloops to the Alberta border, improvements to the Yellowhead Highway north of Kamloops, bicycle corridor improvements and rest stop improvements.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at jstahn@infonews.ca or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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