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Work progressing on Trans-Canada Highway project through Chase

Hwy 1 project 'going well'

The Ministry of Transportation says work is progressing well on a Trans-Canada Highway expansion project near Chase.

The ongoing project expands the highway from two to four lanes from Chase Creek Road to west of the village.

The public can now also view a 3D animation of the design for the Chase West to Chase Creek Bridge section of the project.

The almost five-kilometre-long project is estimated to cost $260.3 million.

It follows years of locals calling for a solution to traffic issues and safety in the Shuswap community.

The Chase Creek Road to Chase West section of the work includes 3.3 km of highway widening, upgrades to highway intersections and frontage roads, construction of a pedestrian underpass and a multi-use pathway.

Construction is underway on that section.

Meanwhile, the Chase West to Chase Creek Bridge section will get going later this year.

It includes 1.6 km of highway widening, a grade-separated interchange at Brooke Drive, and extended improvements on Brooke Drive to Shuswap Avenue.

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