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Highway 1 through Hoffman's Bluff set to receive major facelift

The stretch of Highway 1 from Chase to Hoffman's Bluff is set to be expanded to four lanes.
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May 24, 2016 - 8:00 PM

CHASE - Major renovations of Highway 1 between Hoffman's Bluff and Chase are set to continue and the province is hoping to make it easier on drivers through webcams and a public information session.

That stretch of road is the next stretch set to be turned into a four-lane highway, and is part of a larger project expanding the entire stretch of highway between Kamloops and the Alberta border to a four-lane highway. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has been working on the sections closer to Kamloops for several years now.

Two new highway webcams have been installed in the area, giving drivers a real-time view of the section of the Trans-Canada Highway east of Pritchard.

"These new, permanent cameras will help drivers avoid possible delays on this section by viewing current traffic conditions in advance," Transportation Minister Todd Stone says in a release. "These cameras have also been added to the Drive B.C. webcam inventory, bringing the count of highway webcam images across the province to roughly 500."

A public information session will be held Tuesday, May 31, at the Chase Community Hall between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. for residents who want to learn more about the four-lane project. The information will also be posted here after the session starts if you are unable to make it.

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