Improving safety for motorists

Safety improvements are coming to sections of Highway 5 north of Kamloops

KAMLOOPS- Safety improvements are coming to sections of Highway 5 north of Kamloops, with Dawson Construction Limited of Kamloops awarded a $3.4 million dollar contract for resurfacing work.

All four lanes of Highway 5 north of Kamloops from CN Junction to near the community of Rayleigh will be resurfaced, as well as intermittent resurfacing on the highway north of Rayleigh.

There will also be paving repairs at the Mount Paul intersection; along Mount Paul Way and at the westbound on-ramp from Highway 5 to Highway 1; the Highway 1 eastbound slow lane at the Monte Creek Interchange; and the Highway 1 westbound slow lane just west of the Columbia Street fly-over.

“Safety on our roads is of utmost importance,” says Kamloops-South Thompson MLA and Transportation Minister Todd Stone. “This resurfacing work will help ensure families get home safely, and travellers and commercial drivers get to their destinations smoothly.”

“The benefits of this project are two-fold,” says Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake. “In addition to providing safer driving conditions for motorists, it will also improve the look and feel of the roadway which benefits local businesses and the community.”

 

The project is expected to be completed by the end of October.

 

 

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