NEWS RELEASE - RIBBON CUTTING TO CELEBRATE COMPLETION OF PLEASANT VALLEY ROAD IMPROVEMENTS

Spallumcheen, BC – Stretching 4.7 kilometres from Hwy 97A to the City of Armstrong border, Pleasant Valley

Road in the Township of Spallumcheen is a lot smoother – and safer – now that road construction is complete.

Please join Mayor Christine Fraser and Township Council in the official ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate

completion of this major community connector.

When: Wednesday, November 21, 2018

9:30 am to 10:30 am for official ribbon cutting, speeches and refreshments

Where: Township Office

Park on Spallumcheen Way at Township office and follow signage to walk to Pleasant Valley

Road side of the building. Ribbon cutting and speeches will be held outdoors, weather

permitting, with refreshments to follow in Council Chambers.

The Government of Canada recognizes the importance of maintaining safe, efficient and reliable road networks that help move people and goods, link communities and keep our businesses competitive,” said the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. “I’m very pleased that federal funding is helping make these important road improvements in Spallumcheen possible, which will make getting around the area safer and easier for residents and businesses alike for years to come.”

“Peoples’ safety is our top priority, and this newly completed project will improve it on Pleasant Valley Road,” said Claire Trevena, B.C. Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “This is a great example of what a collaborative effort can accomplish. We will continue to work with our federal and local partners to improve safety and efficiency along our highways.”

“The Pleasant Valley Road project is much more than a construction project, it’s a source of community pride,” said Mayor Christine Fraser. “The Pleasant Valley Road improvements provide a safer and smoother connection that unites our thriving community of residents, businesses, industries and agriculture.”


The $4.5-million road improvement project included resurfacing 4.7 kms of road, improved traffic flow, drainage and safety measures, including shared-use shoulders and a new right-turn only traffic pattern for safety. Twothirds of the project funding was provided by the federal/provincial New Building Canada Fund − Small Communities Fund Program. The Township’s $1.5-million share will come from existing reserves, meaning taxes will not increase to support the project.

The ribbon cutting is the third of three public events that included two open houses to seek input on the project.In addition, residents, businesses, health, emergency and other services were informed with regular Project Updates providing the latest updates on what to expect during construction.

Thank you to our community members, businesses, industries, agriculture and visitors for their patience duringconstruction,” added Mayor Fraser. “We truly appreciate your support during construction.”

Wednesday, 21 November 2018