Westside Road will receive a further $1 million for improvements.

Westside Road will receive a further $1 million for improvements.

Westside Road gets infusion of cash

Starting later in July, about five kilometres of intermittent paving will be carried out

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.