Plans have been approved to widen the Trans-Canada Highway between Kamloops and the Alberta border, a move expected to improve safety and support goods movement, trade and tourism.
“A safe, reliable Trans-Canada Highway is a priority for government, it’s vital for communities along the corridor, and it’s extremely important to the economy of the province as a whole,” says Terry Lake, MLA for Kamloops-North Thompson.
A public engagement process will help shape the government’s $650-million investment over the next 10 years. This future work will build on the over $700 million invested in Highway 1 improvements since 2001.
The government has encouraged the public to become involved through online engagement, stakeholder meetings and six public information sessions. The communities visited will include Kamloops, Chase, Sicamous, Salmon Arm, Revelstoke and Golden.
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will consider all input gathered as it finalizes these projects for tender and as it develops future projects.
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