The B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will be hosting an open house for the public to provide their input on improvements for the Highway 93/95 intersection in Radium Hot Springs.
“This is the main intersection for the community, and for too long it has seen heavy back-ups when traffic volumes are high,” said Claire Trevena, B.C.’s Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.
Current plans for the intersection are to convert the existing four-way stop into a roundabout.
“Replacing the intersection with a roundabout will keep traffic moving, which will be better for the community,” added Trevena.
The open house is scheduled for Wednesday, September 4, 2019, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Radium Hot Springs Centre, officially located at 4865 Stanley Street.
“The Government of Canada is working in partnership with British Columbia to ensure transportation infrastructure provides users with a safe route to and from their homes and contributes to sustainable economic growth,” said François-Philippe Champagne, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. “Safe roads keep goods moving smoothly and help people spend less time in traffic so they have more quality time with their families.”
Cost-sharing the intersection improvements, the federal government is contributing a portion of $17.9 million for a variety of projects included in the New Building Canada Fund, Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component.
The B.C. Government is pitching in $7.1 million to complete the Highway 93/95 intersection roundabout.
Following the open house and public engagement, the design for the project will be finalized. The B.C. Government intends to have the project out to tender in early 2020 so that construction could begin by the spring and be completed by late 2020.
Staff from the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will be on hand in Radium Hot Springs at the open house to answer any and all questions from the public.