Highway 3 – Jaffray Westbound Passing Lane Project – Results

Engagement Summary

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 was 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 was 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.

For more information, visit the project website.


Engagement Timeframe

November 13 to November 27, 2019


Input Received

  • Approximately 30 people attended the open house.
  • The ministry also received emailed feedback.


Input leads to action:

The ministry will incorporate feedback into the design of the passing lane and construct the improvements in 2020.