Contributed/Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
July 12, 2016 - 5:44 PM
CHASE - A contract has been awarded to a local company for a resurfacing project near Shuswap Lake Provincial Park.
"A local Okanagan company will resurface 29 kilometres of Squilax-Anglemont Road from Shuswap Lake Provincial Park to St. Ives," said Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone. "This project builds on a recently completed repaving project that saw 18 kilometres of Squilax-Anglemont Road resurfaced, from the north end of Squilax Bridge to the entrance to Scotch Creek Provincial Park. These improvements will provide a much-needed makeover for those travelling to and through the North Shuswap area."
Okanagan Aggregates Ltd. was awarded the $2.7-million contract and work is expected to start in September, after the busy summer tourist season.
"Squilax-Anglemont Road is a busy summer route, with visitors making their way to these two provincial parks, or locals accessing their properties," said Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo. "These improvements will make life a bit more enjoyable for all users - whether they are motorists, cyclists, or pedestrians."
Work on these projects was staggered to reduce delays to the travelling public. The project is scheduled to be complete by the end of October.
Motorists are encouraged to check DriveBC for updates.
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