September 22, 2016 - 1:00 PM
SALMON ARM - The B.C. government has announced plans to widen the Trans-Canada Highway west of the downtown core in Salmon Arm.
The Transportation Ministry says the project, through two First Nations communities, will include upgrading connections to the adjacent and existing road network.
Transportation Minister Todd Stone says Salmon Arm is an important hub along the Trans-Canada for visitors and trucking businesses hauling goods.
He says that adding more lanes will improve safety, particularly at the Salmon River Bridge, which will be replaced.
The ministry says the project is estimated to cost $162.7 million, with the federal government contributing up to $48.5 million.
The Trans-Canada Highway goes through all 10 provinces.
News from © The Canadian Press, 2016