Another resurfacing project is set for the Shuswap, but not until the height of tourist season has passed.
“A local Okanagan company will resurface 29 km of Squilax-Anglemont Road from Shuswap Lake Provincial Park to St. Ives,” said Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone.
Okanagan Aggregates Ltd. was awarded the $2.7-million contract and work is expected to start in September, after the busy summer tourist season.
The project builds on a recently completed repaving project that saw 18 kilometres of Squilax-Anglemont Road resurfaced, from the north end of Squilax Bridge to the entrance to Scotch Creek Provincial Park.
Work on the projects was staggered to reduce traffic disruptions. The project is scheduled to be complete by the end of October.
“These improvements will make life a bit more enjoyable for all users – whether they are motorists, cyclists, or pedestrians,” said Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo.
As well, the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations has issued notice of a nearby backroad closure. Scotch Creek Forest Service Road will be temporarily closed at the nine-kilometre mark from Monday, July 18, to Friday July 22, to allow for road upgrades.
Pukeashun Trail, north of the closure, will still be accessible from the east on Seymour Main-Celista Creek Forest Service Road and from the west on Adams East Forest Service Road.
The Scotch Creek Forest Service Road is located on the north side of Shuswap Lake near the village of Scotch Creek.