Work has begun in the southern Interior to upgrade 485 kilometres of Highways and sideroads.
In the South Cariboo there are 3 projects planned.
Approximately 38 kilometres of Canim-Hendrix Lake Road, 2.8 kilometres of Canim Lake South Road, and 8.5 kilometres of Horse Lake Road and other side roads south of 100 Mile House will be repaved this summer.
Keywest Asphalt ltd has been awarded an $8-million contract to deliver this project and work is expected to be completed by September 29th of this year.
In a release from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Canim Lake Band Chief Helen Henderson stated “We are please that our community is being heard regarding this project which is long overdue but will commence soon. As stewards of the land, safety remains one of our core Secwepemc values and this expands to the safety of our neighbours, friends and allies who work, live, play and and reside in our territory. We were happy to advocate for all and work directly with decision-makers as title and rights holders to bring safety back to our roads.”
In 2023 the Ministry said approximately $120 million will be invested to resurface southern Interior highways and local roads, ensuring that drivers continue to have a safe and comfortable driving experience.