Castlegar's Maglio Industries inks $5.4 million contract for Creston road improvements
Maglio Industries Ltd. of Castlegar has been awarded a contract to improve the Pine Street-Railway Boulevard intersection of Highway 3 in Creston.
The intersection at Pine Street and Railway Boulevard will be realigned to create a cross intersection and traffic signals will be installed.
This will improve safety for motorists travelling on Highway 3 through Creston, and improve access to and from the highway for Creston residents.
“The Town of Creston Council is very pleased to be a participant in this important Highway 3 safety improvement, and we look forward to continued future Highway 3 improvements from Hope to the Alberta border,” said Town of Creston Mayor Ron Toyota.
Construction is scheduled to begin in early spring 2015 with completion anticipated by the end of June 2015.
The total project value is approximately $5.4 million, with funding coming from the Province of B.C. and the Town of Creston.
“The ministry understands the importance of Highway 3 as a major trade and tourism route across southern B.C.” said Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone.
“This partnership with the Town of Creston to upgrade the Pine and Railway intersection will improve safety for all Highway 3 users travelling in, through and around the community.
Added, Minister of Energy and Mines, and MLA for Kootenay East, Bill Bennett:
“Highway 3 is a vital link for communities throughout the Kootenays. This improvement project is not just welcome news to residents in Creston, travellers on the highway will benefit from improved safety and better access to the Crowsnest.”