The federal government has announced a new highway upgrade project for the Trans Canada east of Revelstoke from Jumping Creek to Jack MacDonald Snow Shed.
The 2.6 km of highway will be expanded from two lanes to four lanes with a median barrier for added safety.
The project, located approximately 40 km east of Revelstoke, will also include retaining walls and new culverts.
The federal government will be contributing almost $46 million to the project.
It was one of six highway upgrade projects announced July 3 by Bernadette Jordan, minister of Rural Economic Development.
The other projects include:
- four-laning of Highway 1 near Tappen, which is north of Salmon Arm, including replacing the Tappen Overhead Bridge
- four-laning of Highway 1 at Selkirk Mountain in Golden
- intersection and corridor upgrades to Highway 93 and 95 from Golden to Fort Steele
- intersection improvements at the Alaska Highway and Swanson Lumber Rd near Fort St. John
- construction of passing lane on Highway 3 in the Village of Jaffray
“Once complete, these projects will significantly reduce congestion and increase driver safety along some of British Columbia’s key trade corridors,” said a news release from the ministry of Rural Economic Development.
In total the federal government is contributing $185 million to these projects through the New Building Canada Fund’s Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component for National and Regional Projects.