What has been deemed B.C.’s worst road is getting some attention.
The provincial government announced Thursday that an additional $1 million will be spent on paving work on Westside Road.
“Westside Road serves a number of the Okanagan’s most popular resorts and campgrounds, as well as over a thousand residents,” said Premier Christy Clark, who is MLA-elect for Westside-Kelowna.
“It’s not acceptable to have it named B.C.’s worst road.
Starting later in July, about five kilometres of intermittent paving will be carried out along a 15-kilometre section of the road between Jenny Creek and Caesar’s Landing.
The $1 million is in addition to the $5.5 million in work already underway this year on Westside Road between Caesar’s Landing and Nahun and from Blue Grouse to Jenny Creek.
Work completed on Westside Road this year includes a northbound slow-moving- vehicle pullout near Wilson’s Landing and 380 metres of realignment and widening with concrete roadside barrier installation at Cinnabar Creek.
Work still underway includes a southbound slow-moving-vehicle pullout 1.5 kilometres north of Bear Lake Forest Service Road, near Pine Point.