North Okanagan highways get upgrades

North Okanagan highways are getting an infusion of cash.

The provincial government is directing $8 million on three projects in Lumby, Vernon and Spallumcheen.

“The roads in our region see large numbers of travelers and varied weather conditions,” said Eric Foster, Vernon-Monashee MLA.

“These upgrades will ensure we can meet future transportation needs  and improve traveler safety - our number one priority.”

Sections of Highway 6, between Hamilton Flats and the top of Mine Hill, 17 kilometres east of Lumby, will be resurfaced.

In Spallumcheen, the Highway 97A/Eagle Rock Road intersection will see protected left-turn bays and a southbound deceleration lane added.

Highway 97, between 15th Avenue and Bailey Road in Vernon, will be resurfaced this year.


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