June 15, 2015 - 4:04 PM
SICAMOUS – A new roundabout is scheduled to be built on Highway 97A in Sicamous next year.
Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone says in a media release the improvements, set to be installed some time in 2016, will provide safer and easier access to businesses in Sicamous for travelers on the TransCanada Highway and Highway 97A.
No word on how many tax dollars will be spent on the road improvements.
The upgrades will include a new roundabout at the intersection of Highway 97A and Main St., improved lighting around the intersection, improvements to the alignment of Paradise Avenue at Highway 97A and upgrades for pedestrian and cycling traffic including sidewalks, crosswalks, refuge islands and bicycle lanes.
The final design details will incorporate feedback received during a May 5 open house.
MLA for Sicamous Greg Kyllo says residents have been asking for changes to this intersection for a long time.
“It's great that design and planning is getting underway,” he says. “The new roundabout will be a significant improvement for cyclists, pedestrians and motorists using this busy road."
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