Highway 3 construction completed on time, below budget
The B.C. and federal governments announced completion of a $17 million dollar highway improvement project on the Hope-Princeton section of Highway 3 today, Nov. 28, 2016.
Image Credit: Contributed
November 28, 2016 - 1:30 PM
PENTICTON - A major shared-cost highway improvement project has been completed, the B.C. and federal governments announced today.
The $17.3 million Highway 3 improvement project between Sunday Creek and Sunday Summit was originally estimated to cost $27.6 million came in significantly under budget, says a press release issued by the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure today, Nov. 28.
Five kilometres of highway has been straightened and widened with the inclusion of an additional 1.6 km of westbound passing lane and extension of the eastbound passing lane by one km.
Emil Anderson Construction Inc. of Kelowna began work on the project in June, 2015 and completed the work on time.
The highway improvement project was funded jointly through a $6.5 million investment of the Building Canada Fund and $10.8 million from the provincial government.
“Highway 3 provides an important link connecting the communities of Hope and Princeton, and through this highway upgrade project completion, we are improving safety, reliability, and connectivity for all traffic,” B.C. Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone said.
To contact a reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad or call 250-488-3065 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.
We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above.
News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2016