Federal Funding Of Over $175M To Support Local Highway Upgrades

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Just over $185M in federal funding for six new Highway projects.

The Ministry of Rural Economic Development announced the plan on Wednesday, and it includes funding for four projects in our region nearing $177M dollars.

One the list is Highway One from Ford Road to Tappen Road near Salmon Arm, four-laning near the Jack MacDonald Snow Shed, four-laning near Golden and upgrades to the Highway 93/95 corridor.

Minister Bernadette Jordan has more, saying "We know that it's a priority for safety, as well as a trade corridor area, so we want to make that these roads are safe and reliable. We know that the country has an infrastructure deficit, so we're investing heavily in infrastructure and we know that roads are one of the areas where we need to heavily invest."

Minister Jordan announced these plans in Tappen on Wednesday, and provided some more specifics "This is going to twin a lot of roads, it's going to put in better median areas, and replace the Tappen overhead bridge. So there's a lot of work that's going to be done over the next few years, but it's exciting because it's finally something that will make sure that the road is a lot more safe."

Anyone seeking additional details can check out this link.