April 22, 2015 - 11:52 AM
THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - Several stretches of the Coquihalla Highway will get a $15-million facelift this year as part of the province’s 10-year transportation plan.
"Rehabilitation of provincial highways and side roads is a major component of our 10-year transportation plan, B.C. on the Move,” Transportation Minister Todd Stone said in a release. “These projects to improve the Coquihalla kick off a busy construction season, as we strategically invest in our provincial highway and side-road network.”
A 25-kilometre stretch of Highway 5 northbound will be resurfaced from the Logan Lake Interchange to the Afton Overpass and southbound a 5-km section from the Afton Overpass to the Inks Lake Overpass will be resurfaced.
This part of the project will also include some improvements to eight kilometres of Highway 1 between the Columbia Street Interchange in Kamloops and the Afton Overpass.
In the Merritt area a 10-km stretch of the Coquihalla Highway between the Coldwater Interchange and Comstock Road will be upgraded and 38 km north of Hope resurfacing will improve the 14-km section of road from the Snowshed Hill to Coquihalla Lakes. The Britton Creek rest area will also be resurfaced.
Work is expected to begin by early summer at the latest.
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