NELSON - A portion of Highway 6 near Nelson will be resurfaced this summer, improving safety for motorists on this important route through the West Kootenay.
Approximately 14 kilometres of Highway 6 will be resurfaced between Euphrates Mine and Nelson. This will benefit local residents, as well as visitors driving the scenic International Selkirk Loop and travelling to Whitewater Ski Resort.
As part of this contract, a section of the Observatory Street overpass will be resurfaced, and Highway 31 will be resurfaced at the recently completed Coffee Creek wall. Work includes shoulder repair and improvements, drainage improvements, and repairs to the road base where necessary.
A 3.4-million contract has been awarded to Interoute Construction Ltd. from Crescent Valley. Work will begin this month and is scheduled to be complete by the end of September.
During construction, motorists can expect single-lane alternating traffic and minor delays up to 20 minutes. Check DriveBC for construction delays at: www.drivebc.ca
In the Nelson area, work is also underway on a project to improve local area side roads. Gilroy Road, Wapple Road and Mountain Station Road are being resurfaced, with work scheduled to be complete by mid-August.
Over the past 10 years, the government of B.C. has invested over $253 million in highway and community infrastructure improvements in the Nelson-Creston area.
Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Blair Lekstrom -
"We are investing $3.4 million to make this section of Highway 6 safer and smoother. This work is important for Nelson's residents and its business community, as this corridor provides access to local outdoor recreation, and is a popular route for tourists visiting the region."
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