SOUTH THOMPSON — East Shuswap Road will get a much-needed upgrade within the next few weeks.
Transportation Minister Todd Stone unveiled a sign on the road today (Monday) signifying a repaving project that will cover the stretch from Rivershore and 7.5 km. east to the current end of pavement. I’ve been hearing concerns from residents about the condition of the road for the past several months, so this is terrific news. To say the least, driving the road makes for a bumpy ride right now.
I was pleased to attend today’s announcement and to thank Todd for investing in rural road infrastructure. He explained that about $2 million in funding from the Province’s B.C. on the Move program will be made available for the project, which will go out to bids shortly and get underway in September.
He said more emphasis is now being put on the maintenance and repair of rural roads. He pointed out that East Shuswap Road serves local, recreational, tourist and truck traffic, and the upgrades will make it safer and smoother.
Abut 15 South Thompson residents were on hand for the unveiling of the sign and to listen to the minister’s announcement, and were clearly pleased to learn of the project.