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.

Just Posted

First Nations included in latest Columbia River Treaty talks

Seventh round of negotiations between Canada and U.S. wrap up in Washington D.C.

Close to 1000 people expected to hear international evangelist Angus Buchan this weekend

The Mighty Men’s Conference is taking place in Castlegar June 28-30.

PHOTOS: Canadian National Peony Show this weekend in Castlegar

A glimpse of what is happening at the Community Complex this weekend.

Students learn about making a difference

Girl’s leadership program bears fruit at Kinnaird Elementary

Three times the love: Identical triplets return home to Nelson

Katherine van der Veen gave birth to Ainsley, Olivia and Abigail last month

Video shows fireworks shot at swan in Alberta

Alberta Fish and Wildlife is investigating the incident in Grande Prairie

B.C. teen killed by fallen tree on field trip remembered as hero

13-year-old Tai Caverhill was the first to spot the tree falling and warned his friends

Surrey RCMP raises Pride flag amid din of protesters

There were about 30 protesters on either side, and 20 Mounties doing crowd control

‘Text neck’ causing bone spurs to grow from millennials’ skulls, researchers say

Technology use from early childhood causing abnormal bone growths in 41 per cent of young adults

Should B.C. get rid of Daylight Saving Time?

The province wants to know, as state governments down south make the move

Air Canada reviewing how crew left sleeping passenger on parked plane

In a Facebook post, the woman said she woke up ‘all alone’ on a ‘cold dark’ aircraft

Canadians crash out of Women’s World Cup in 0-1 loss to Sweden

Canada missed a chance to tie the game on a penalty shot

Four-year-old boy assaulted at B.C. soccer game

It happened at a weekend tournament in Ashcroft

Two bear cubs saved near Revelstoke after mother hit by car

Conservation officers trapped the cubs and transported them to a wildlife sanctuary

Most Read