Transportation minister announces input session

Now’s your chance. If you’re interested in plans to four-lane the Trans-Canada Highway at the west end of town

Now’s your chance.

If you’re interested in plans to four-lane the Trans-Canada Highway at the west end of town and replace the Salmon River Bridge, an opportunity to see them is coming up.

B.C. Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone addressed the Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce Tuesday morning. There he announced that a public information meeting is set for Wednesday, June 24 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort.

Ministry staff are still working on plans with parties that include local First Nations.

“We still invite the broader community to provide feedback…” Stone said. “We’re confident we’ll land a design fairly soon.”

Regarding the public  meeting: “I encourage you to participate if you still have thoughts and concerns.”

He said the ministry’s intention is to four-lane from where four-laning ends west of Salmon Arm, over the Salmon River Bridge and through Salmon Arm. Whether it’s done as one, two or three projects will depend on how much the federal government will cost share, he said, noting the two levels of government are currently in discussions.

 

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