Westside Road upgrades get the green light

The provincial government will spend $45 million over the next five years on the road between Vernon and Kelowna

Major upgrades are moving ahead on what’s often described as B.C.’s worst road.

The provincial government will spend $45 million over the next five  years on Westside Road .

“For too many years now Westside Road has been on the BCAA worst  roads list and our government is going to fix that,” said Premier Christy Clark and Westside-Kelowna MLA.

“We made a commitment to improve safety and reliability on  Westside Road, and we’re delivering.”

The announcement involves two new construction projects with a total cost of $10 million.

Emil Anderson Construction has been awarded the contract for improvements from Waterfront Farm to Blue Grouse. This  800-metre section of Westside Road will be widened to have 3.6 metre- wide lanes with paved shoulders, roadside barrier and rockfall  protection measures. Construction began in late September and will be completed in fall 2015.

A second project at the north end of Westside Road will see an 8.7-kilometre section resurfaced between the Highway 97 junction and  Skookum Mine Road, about 10 kilometres northwest of Vernon. Okanagan Aggregates, of Armstrong, won the contract and is scheduled to start work in early October and be finished by the end  of the month.

Look for more in Sunday’s Morning Star.

 

 

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