This week, we continue our last instalment of southern interior projects. We’ve got construction, rumble strips and paving updates from around the region.
Highway 1 has seen a lot of improvements, just north of Salmon Arm. Brentwood Enterprises Ltd. has finished upgrading the road to four lanes and making intersections and highway accesses safer. Thanks to their efforts, travelling between Sorrento and Salmon Arm is easier and more reliable than ever.
Dunwell Landscaping Ltd. has been busy installing reflectors and putting in rumble strips in the Rocky Mountains, the West Kootenays, the Thompson Okanagan, and the Cariboo, making roads easier to navigate at night and in bad weather. Did you know that off road right crashes have decreased by 27% since we began using roadside rumble strips?!
Several kilometres of Highway 3A at Yellow Lake have wider shoulders now since Wiltech Developments Inc. has finished adding two metres of pavement to that section of the route. The newly widened road will make oncoming traffic easier to see and give cyclists more room to ride.
Also on Highway 3A, Interoute Construction Ltd. has resurfaced several kilometres just north of Creston, between Boswell Road and the Sanca Creek Bridge using warm asphalt. This is a green process that allows asphalt to be laid at a lower temperature, reducing our carbon footprint.
Peter’s Bros. Construction spent the last couple of months repaving rural roads in the Oliver area. Now that they’re finished, the new pavement makes it easier for locals and visitors to get around the region and enjoy the fine wineries and agri-tourism industry the area has to offer.