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Posted: November 1, 2019

Jaffray open house scheduled for Highway 3 passing lane

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is inviting people to an open house to provide input for a new westbound passing lane leaving Jaffray on Highway 3.

“This corridor is a vital route for people, goods and services and provides access to many communities in southern British Columbia,” said Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “Westbound traffic leaving Jaffray regularly gets backed up, so adding a long passing lane will make it safer and easier for people to pass slower moving vehicles in the area.”

This project involves designing and constructing a 2.5-kilometre westbound passing lane on Highway 3 from the community of Jaffray. This will provide drivers with additional safe passing opportunities and improved traffic flow and capacity through the area.

Public input is an important element at this stage of the project. People and the media are welcome to attend the open house: Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Jaffray Community Centre (7369 Village Loop Rd.).

After public engagement is complete and the design is finalized, the project will be tendered early in 2020. Construction on the 2.5-kilometre passing lane is expected to begin next spring and finish in late 2020.

Lead image: Highway 3 leading west from Jaffray. e-KNOW file photo

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