Upgrades valued at $8 million will be coming to three highways near Vernon this year, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Mary Polak announced Tuesday.
Sections of Highway 6 between Hamilton Flats and the top of Mine Hill, approximately 17 kilometres east of Lumby, will be resurfaced. The $2.19-million contract has been awarded to Okanagan Aggregates from Armstrong. Work will start this summer and is scheduled to be completed by mid-September.
The Highway 97A/Eagle Rock Road intersection in Spallumcheen will get safety improvements. Protected left turn bays and a southbound deceleration lane will be added. The intersection will also be upgraded to improve sight lines. This project will go to tender this spring.
About nine kilometres of Highway 97 between 15th Avenue and Bailey Road will be resurfaced. This project will go to tender in the spring.