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Ottawa announces upgrades to Trans-Canada route through B.C.

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Ottawa announces upgrades to Trans-Canada route through B.C.
PROVINCE OF B.C. - Deer roam on a hill near Fort St. John B.C. Parts of the Trans-Canada Highway will go through that city as well as through the Regional District of Columbia Shuswap, the District of Taylor, the Town of Golden and the Village of Jaffray will be getting upgrades, Ottawa announced.

Fort St. John, B.C. – The federal government has announced upgrades to the Trans-Canada Highway route through B.C.

The government plans to complete six projects to improve the provincial and national highway systems in the Regional District of Columbia Shuswap, the City of Fort St. John, the Jaffray, the Town of Golden and the Village of Jaffray.

This highway work includes lane widening, bridge replacements, consolidating access roads, improving rock catchments, altering medians for better visibility, adding passing lanes and replacing culverts.

Officials anticipate the projects will reduce reduce congestion and improve safety for motorists.

Ottawa will contribute over $185 million to the projects through the New Building Canada Fund, Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component—National and Regional Projects.

“Safe uncongested transportation routes keep people and goods moving smoothly and are essential to helping our businesses compete and improving people’s daily lives,” said Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development. “These important upgrades will get people where they need to go safely and smoothly while supporting the regional economy.” 

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