Drivers can expect to see work crews on the roadways until the end of the month but the outcome should be a smoother ride.
Safety improvements are coming to sections of Highway 5, with Dawson Construction of Kamloops awarded a $3.4-million dollar contract for resurfacing work.
All four lanes of Highway 5 north of Kamloops from the CN Junction to Rayleigh will be resurfaced. The improvements will also occur intermittently on the highway north of Rayleigh, according to a provincial news release.
Paving repairs will happen at the Mount Paul intersection, along Mount Paul Way and at the westbound on-ramp from Highway 5 to Highway 1.
The Highway 1 eastbound slow lane at the Monte Creek interchange will also get some work as well as the Highway 1 westbound slow lane just west of the Columbia Street fly-over.
“The benefits of this project are two-fold,” Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake said in a press release.
“In addition to providing safer driving conditions for motorists, it will also improve the look and feel of the roadway which benefits local businesses and the community.”
The project is expected to be done by the end of October.