Oliver project focuses on pedestrian safety

Safety for pedestrians in downtown Oliver will be enhanced this fall as part of a Highway 97 improvement project.

Safety for pedestrians in downtown Oliver will be enhanced this fall as part of a Highway 97 improvement project.

Phase 2 consists of resurfacing 1.1 kilometres of Highway 97 (Main Street) through Oliver between Similkameen Avenue and Kootenay Street.

In addition to resurfacing, the project will include the construction of pedestrian bump-outs at three intersections, signage improvements and upgraded lighting where necessary.

“This project goes a long way toward our goal of making downtown Oliver a safe, welcoming place for residents and visitors alike,” Boundary-Similkameen MLA Linda Larson said.

The pedestrian bump-outs are being funded by a partnership between the province and the Town of Oliver. Phase 2 is expected to be tendered at the end of July and the project is estimated to be completed Oct. 31.

 

Penticton Western News

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