Money being pumped into Lumby area road upgrades

Repaving will take place on several sections of Highway 6, and on Mabel Lake Road

Nearly 75 kilometres of roads in the Lumby area will be repaved this summer.

Repaving will take place on several sections of Highway 6, and on Mabel Lake Road toward Mabel Lake Provincial Park.

The work will include:

17  kilometres of Highway 6 between Ricardo Road and Lumby;

26 kilometres of Highway 6 intermittently from the base of Mine Hill to Gibson Road;

32 kilometres of Mabel Lake Road, from the Lumby municipal boundary to the end of the existing pavement.

“Highway 6 is an important link between the North Okanagan and the West Kootenay, and Mabel Lake Road is a popular route for recreational cyclists and campers heading to the provincial park at the lake,” said Eric Foster, Vernon-MOnashee MLA.

“These repaving projects will improve safety and the driving experience on both of these routes.”

The Ministry of Transportation has awarded a contract valued at $8.9 million to Peter’s Bros. Construction of Penticton.

Work is expected to start in early June and be completed by the end of September.

 

 

Vernon Morning Star