A new median barrier separating northbound and southbound traffic will be installed along part of Highway 97 in Vernon.
About 2.5 kilometres of median barrier will be installed along the highway, starting south of Stickle Road and continuing to 48th Avenue. Kon Kast Products of Kelowna has been awarded the $346,000 contract.
“Median barriers ensure vehicles stay in their lane and prevent crossing into oncoming traffic,” said Transportation Minister Claire Trevena.
“This project will get underway in the coming weeks, and will be completed by the end of October.”
On average, 23,000 vehicle trips are made every day along this section of the highway.