$92.6M for upgrades to Highway 1 east of Chase

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CHASE – A section of the Trans-Canada highway east of Chase will get major upgrades in about two years.

The project is still in planning stages and aims to expand a two lane section of the road to four lanes, upgrade bridges and improve access.

According to a release from the province, project design is in early stages and the process includes consultation with First Nations and community stakeholders.

A 3.1 kilometre section of Highway 1 will increase to four lanes from two between Chase West and Jade Mountain. The release says the bridge at Chase Creek and access improvements at Shuswap Avenue East, Mattey's Road and Coburn Street are also part of the upgrades.

Construction should begin in 2019 and complete in 2021.

The province expects the project to generate 270 direct jobs.

According to the release, the federal government is contributing up to $36,750,000 and the provincial government is contributing the remaining the remaining $55,885,453.

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