SOUTH THOMPSON — Crews have completed a 7.5-kilometre resurfacing project along East Shuswap Road.
Work started on the $1.24-million resurfacing project in late August, and was completed on Tuesday.
The road has been re-paved from the turnoff to Rivershore Estates and Golf Links to five kilometres east of Mallard Road. The work included improvements to the existing shoulders along the road to make it safer for cyclists.
The roller-coaster condition of the road was a frequent complaint of residents of the area.
“This particular roadway had been showing signs of deterioration and cracking, and was very much in need of rehabilitation,” said Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone. “This resurfacing work will certainly improve the drive, making it safer, smoother and more efficient for all road users.”
The rehabilitation of provincial highways and improvements to side roads is part of the government’s 10-year B.C. On The Move transportation plan. The government will invest $270 million over the next three years to improve side roads, with the goal of improving over 500 kilometres annually.