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$14M in improvements to highways near Vernon, B.C.


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February 15, 2012 by Andrew Snook

Two highways near Vernon, B.C. will receive upgrades to the tune of approximately $14 million this summer.

In Coldstream, B.C., about 2.2 km of Highway 6 is going to be realigned between Grey Road and Ricardo Road. The upgrades will include: straightening sharp curves to improve sightlines and widening highway shoulders for improved safety. The intersections at Grey, Kalamalka and Ricardo roads will have left and right turn lanes constructed and a new Kelowna Pacific Railway crossing will be built.

In addition, there are expected environmental benefits to the construction, with enlarging of the Coldstream Creek culvert under the highway.

The project is expected to cost roughly $11 million and goes to tender this spring. It is expected to be complete by the summer of 2013.

A highway improvement project for approximately four kilometers of Highway 97A, north of Vernon, B.C. will also go to tender this spring, at a value of approximately $3 million.

The project will resurface a section of Highway 97A from Crozier Road to Pleasant Valley Cross Road, completing highway resurfacing from Vernon to Armstrong, B.C.

The project is expected to be complete by August 2012.


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