September 16, 2016 - 1:00 PM
PENTICTON - Motorists travelling Highway 97 south of Penticton may have noticed a work crew on the south side of the highway near Wright’s Beach Camp the last couple of days.
Penticton Indian Band Chief Jonathan Kruger says members of the band’s natural resource department are conducting archeological and environmental assessments along the highway near the intersection to the band’s new Skaha Hills subdivision development.
The band is undertaking the work to ensure further development work on the intersection won’t have any cultural or archeological impacts.
Kruger says the band is working with the Ministry of Transportation to construct a controlled intersection to the Skaha Hills Development.
Construction of 80 units triggers the need for a controlled intersection.
“We’re shooting for September 2017 for installation of lights,” Kruger says, adding the present work represents the preliminary stage in reconstruction of the intersection.
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