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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.
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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.

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