A four-lane upgrade to Highway 97 at South Taylor Hill is going to tender. The project, announced last year, involves widening two kilometres of Highway 97 starting at the base of South Taylor Hill, one kilometre south of Taylor. The upgrade will increase the capacity of the highway and improve safety for travellers along this corridor.
This $26-million project is jointly funded by the Government of B.C. and the Government of Canada. Construction is expected to begin this summer with completion by September 2015.
Upon completion of this upgrade, travellers will have better and safer opportunities to pass slower vehicles in both directions. Also included in the project are safety improvements at the Big Bam and Johnson Road intersections, slide stabilization, and an expanded truck pullout areas at Big Bam Road as well as at the top of the hill so commercial truck drivers have a safer space to install and remove chains in the winter.
- The Government of B.C. is investing $15.25 million with the federal government contributing $10.75 million to the upgrade project.
- Learn more about transportation projects happening thoughout B.C at: www.th.gov.bc.ca/tranprojectsbc