It has been announced by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure that the Provincial Government will be investing more than $2 million over the upcoming year to resurface and widen a portion of Highway 95, approximately nine kilometres south of Golden. In a statement released by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, the work will improve the route for area residents, tourists, the forest industry and commercial transport vehicles along this important corridor.
“This project will improve the safety of Highway 95 near Golden, will create new jobs over the life of the project, and will ensure that this section of highway continues to meet the needs of local residents and other motorists,” said Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Blair Lekstrom.
In all approximately six kilometres of Highway 95 will be resurfaced between Nicholson Road and Horse Creek Road South. The existing narrow paved shoulders will be widened to two metres along this section, to improve safety for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.
Along with the already mentioned work, there will also be portions of two local side roads which will be resurfaced.
The two side roads which will be worked on are Moberley Branch Road – 2.2 kilometres (existing gravel surface to be paved) and 1.2 kilometres of Campbell Road.
The $2-million contract has been awarded to Interoute Contracting Ltd., a West Kootenay company. The work is scheduled to get underway this summer. The works should be finished by the end of September.