Highway 1 four-laning open house scheduled for Chase residents

By Greg Fry
November 15, 2017 - 9:16am

KAMLOOPS — The provincial government is canvassing Chase-area residents for their views on the four-laning project planned for the Trans Canada Highway from Hoffman's Bluff to Jade Mountain.

An open house has been scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 22 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Chase Community Hall. Staff with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will be on hand presenting information and answering questions.

For those unable to attend the open house, the information presented will be posted online at the start of the information session here.

The ministry says "the input will be used by the ministry to understand local concerns and further refine the project's design."

The project involves widening about 12 kilometres of highway from Hoffman's Bluff to Jade Mountain, installing a median barrier and improving access to the community.

The ministry says acclerating Highway 1 upgrades between Kamloops and the Alberta border is a priority and is supported by the government's September budget update with $273 million over the next three years.

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