Highway 3- Jaffray Westbound Passing Lane Project

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What is this engagement about?

Design work is underway for the construction of a westbound passing lane on Highway 3, leaving the community of Jaffray.

The approximately 2.5 kilometre passing lane will safely relieve the build-up of traffic that currently occurs heading west from Jaffray. Traffic volumes average 4,700 vehicles per day, with up to 5,500 vehicles per day in the summer.

Highway 3 serves a high proportion of commercial, tourist and residential traffic, especially during the summer. The Highway 3 corridor is a vital east-west trade route for goods, services and people, and provides regional access to communities in southern British Columbia. The corridor also provides access to numerous border crossings into the United States. The corridor supports a variety of industries including mining, forestry, agriculture and tourism.

An open house will be held:

Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019.

Time: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Jaffray Community Centre, 7369 Village Loop Road, Jaffray

The public is encouraged to come to the open house and fill out a feedback form with comments. Comments can also be emailed to the project manager at rob.kalabis@gov.bc.ca.


How will my contribution make a difference?

Feedback will help to improve safety for motorists by providing a safe passing opportunity, generate travel savings time by relieving the build-up of traffic heading west from Jaffray, and improve safety for cyclists with wider shoulders.

Details of the Consultation:

Date: November 13 to November 27, 2019

Status: Open

Location: Kootenay

Category: Transportation

Type: Email, Online, In-person

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