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More median barriers coming to Highway 5 North in Kamloops

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September 22, 2016 - 4:30 PM

KAMLOOPS - Near the end of this month, almost two kilometres of median barriers will be added to the Highway 5 North corridor in Kamloops.

The $300,000 worth of barriers are designed to help prevent traffic crossing over the median and causing serious head-on collisions, according to a B.C. government media release.

The province says the barriers will be placed between the traffic islands south of Chief Louis Way to the north end of the Mount Paul Way intersection, and from the south end of the Mount Paul Way intersection to the north end of the East Shuswap road intersection.

Barriers were placed along a stretch of Highway 5 North from the Halston Connector to Chief Louis Way last year.

Kemp Concrete Projects of Kamloops has been awarded contract.

Road work is scheduled to take place in the evenings between 6 p.m. on Sept. 27 and 2 a.m. on Sept. 28.

"Median barriers increase road safety for drivers by preventing collisions with oncoming traffic, which will benefit Kamloops residents as well as the countless motorists who use Highway 5 North each year," Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake says in the release.

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