KELOWNA, B.C. — B.C. officials plan to spend $6.5 million repaving part of Highway 33.
Crews will work on a 39.5-kilometre section from the Carmi Creek Bridge to the base of Big White Road which drivers use to go to Big White Ski Resort near Kelowna. The route will be resurfaced and concrete roadside barriers will be replaced. In addition, a four-kilometre section of Big White Road will be resurfaced, starting from the Highway 33 junction.
The province stated the project will improve the safety and efficiency of the highway and make driving the route much smoother.
The $6.5-million construction contract was won by Emil Anderson Construction. Work is expected to start this month.
The province noted its sites have protocols and policies in place following the requirements of the provincial health officer to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. These measures include physical distancing and other protocols to ensure worker and public safety.
Once the project begins, drivers can expect minor delays and, at times, single alternating traffic. Officials reminded drivers to obey construction zone speed limits and the direction of traffic control personnel.