The provincial government has announced it has added new lighting to avalanche snowshed tunnels on the Trans-Canada Highway east of Revelstoke.
The old halogen lights were replaced with a new LED lighting system that measures the ambient lighting outside and matches it with appropriate lighting inside the tunnels. The idea is to improve visibility while decreasing distractions.
The project also saw 18 new light poles installed at the approaches to the snowsheds, which include the Jack McDonald, Twin and Lanark snowsheds.
A total of 576 new lights were installed. The government said the project cost $7.15 million.