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Shuswap intersection safer

Construction is complete on a project that will improve safety at the intersection of the Trans-Canada Highway and Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Road.

The project, valued at $175,000, includes improved lighting, flashing beacon installation and construction of a dedicated right-turn deceleration lane on to Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Road. The start of the westbound passing lane on Highway 1 will also be moved west of the intersection. 

These improvements will help reduce the number of collisions at the intersection and reduce delays for side-road traffic turning left onto the highway.

The project was in large part initiated by the Friends of Sunnybrae, which worked with local Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo and the Ministry of Transportation to help make this project happen.

“Safety is our No. 1 concern,” said Kyllo. “Making Highway 1 safer is one of our government’s key commitments, and this and other improvements show we are delivering on that promise.”

This project is part of B.C. on the Move, the B.C. government’s 10-year plan for the improvement of the province’s transportation network.

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