COMMENT: Improving safety for motorists and pedestrians

Linda Larson
By Linda Larson
August 30th, 2013

We’re ‘driving’ change here in the riding of Boundary-Similkameen, with a series of projects that will improve safety on Highway 3, which is a key inter-provincial passage for motorists between BC and Alberta.

Work is underway to resurface Highway 3 from Eholt Road to Fisherman Creek Road, and some side roads between Grand Forks and Greenwood. An improved road surface enhances the safety of the highway by making the driving experience much more comfortable and enjoyable.

Another project will see a new cantilevered sidewalk designed and constructed for the bridge on Highway 3 over Osoyoos Lake. This will complement the existing sidewalk on the south side, improving safety for pedestrians.

Finally, Highway 3 will also benefit from a new DriveBC webcam, located at the Highway 33 junction in Rock Creek. This will allow motorists to go online and check road and weather conditions before heading out on a trip. There are more than 300 highway webcams on the DriveBC network, and I encourage you to visit www.drivebc.ca in preparation for your next adventure.

The Boundary-Similkameen riding is very diverse both economically and geographically. What is of interest locally to the people of Grand Forks is not necessarily of interest to the residents of Kaleden or Hedley. Next month I will put on my other hat as Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors and include information on healthy aging issues that affect the majority of our ridings’ senior population, as well as local issues that will be of interest to all residents.

After almost three months of waiting I finally have a constituency office phone and computer access. Please note the contact information below, and call at any time with your questions or concerns. You can also send an email to Linda.Larson.MLA@leg.bc.ca.  

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