Hwy 3/3A resurfacing begins

Ootischenia to Playmor Junction route affected — delays possible.

Traffic backups near Castlegar will be the norm for a few weeks as resurfacing work began Tuesday on the stretch of Highways 3 and 3A from Ootischenia to Playmor Junction at South Slocan.

Interoute Construction Ltd. (Selkirk Paving) of Crescent Valley will be carrying out the $4.6-million project.

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure says the projects will make this route safer, smoother, and easier for people to drive on once it’s complete.

Work is expected to be completed by the end of October.

The ministry says that drivers may periodically encounter single lane, alternating traffic.

Information on potential delays can be found at DriveBC.ca and @DriveBC on Twitter.

BC Transit is advising that the project may impact eastbound and westbound Route 99. Ripple effects from late Route 99 buses may impact other routes.

Information on late buses can be found @NelsonTransit on Twitter.

“We will attempt to post timely updates regarding bus delays (over 10 minutes behind schedule), throughout the day,” says BC Transit.

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