Better visibility on the way for the Okanagan Connector

Roadside reflectors will be installed on Highway 97C, the Okanagan Connector, enhancing the delineation of the highway and providing better visibility of the road alignment both at night and in adverse conditions.

“These small safety improvements can make a big difference for motorists,” said Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Claire Trevena. “Visibility can be limited along this stretch in the winter and these reflectors will improve visibility and safety for drivers travelling this route.”

Roadside reflectors will be installed between Merritt and the Pennask Summit. This safety improvement will help drivers see the highway better during heavy fog, which is common on this route, as well as at night and during winter months when weather conditions are adverse.

A tender call is currently posted on BC Bid. The ministry expects to award the project in early September, with work to begin this fall.

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