Hwy. 3 resurfacing expect to slow traffic this summer

A resurfacing project on Hwy. 3 near Princeton is now underway, marking the start of a busy season of resurfacing in the southern Interior that will create some driving headaches for South Okanagan residents.

This first project, on Hwy. 3 between Saturday Creek and Whipsaw Creek Bridge, includes 13 kilometres of resurfacing in three sections. Work on this $4-million resurfacing project is underway and is expected to be completed in early July 2019.

“Maintaining high-quality roads and highways is important for everyone on the road, whether private citizens or commercial vehicles,” said Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “All these paving projects in the southern Interior in 2019 will make a big difference to local people and those travelling through the region.”

Other major resurfacing projects taking place in the region this spring and summer include:

  • Hwy. 1, resurfacing two sections from Annis Pit to Malakwa near Sicamous (34 kilometres)
  • Hwy. 3, sealcoating between Stirling Creek Bridge and Riverside RV Park, and Sunday Summit area near Princeton (26 kilometres)
  • Hwy. 3 and Hwy. 395, hot-in-place asphalt recycling in Christina Lake and Cascade Falls areas near Grand Forks (29 kilometres)
  • Hwy. 97C, resurfacing from Lower Nicola to Logan Lake and Tunkwa Lake Road between Savona and Tunkwa Lake (67 kilometres)
  • Hwy. 1 near Revelstoke – from Revelstoke Park East Gate to Glacier Park West Gate, resurfacing 20 kilometres of Highway 1.
  • Hwy. 1 and Hwy. 5 in Kamloops – resurfacing Hwy. 5 from the Yellowhead Interchange to CN Junction, the Hwy. 1 bypass from Yellowhead Interchange to Columbia Street, and miscellaneous areas along Highway 1 through the Valleyview corridor and various on and off ramps.

More than $70 million is being invested in highway and side road improvements in the southern Interior in 2019.

While these resurfacing projects are underway, drivers can expect minor delays and, at times, single-lane alternating traffic. The ministry appreciates peoples’ patience while this work takes place.

Drivers are reminded to slow down, obey traffic control personnel and check DriveBC.ca for the most up-to-date highway information.

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