Engineering consultant to unveil proposed fix for Trans-Canada Highway intersection in Revelstoke

Preliminary designs will be revealed at an open house on Mar. 2, to solve the summer overcrowding at the Trans-Canada highway intersection.

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The detailed drawings of the proposed changes to roads at the Trans-Canada Highway and Victoria Road will be revealed next week. This is all that's available currently. Photo: City of Revelstoke image

The citizens of Revelstoke will give input on the problematic Trans-Canada Highway intersection at an open house on March 2.

During the busy months of summer, the area is notorious for its congestion, with travellers flocking to the offerings of Denny’s, McDonald’s, A&W, Shell, Tim Horton’s and soon, Petro-Canada and Starbucks, who dot the the intersection.

The estimated cost of the upgrade is $1.1 million but as Revelstoke’s director of engineering and development services Mike Thomas indicates, it is an issue that hits the core of Revelstoke.

“Just about everyone in Revelstoke has experienced the summer lunchtime traffic issues in this area, and the Victoria/Mutas intersection has proved to be challenging to modify in a way that provides for the needs of residents, businesses and the travelling public,” he said.

The open house is scheduled for Wednesday, Mar. 2 at 7:30 p.m at the community centre on 600 Campbell Ave.

Residents will get a look at concept designs developed by McElhanney Consulting Services. City staff, ministry staff and consultants will be available to answer questions.

All material will be available on the City of Revelstoke’s website after the event. The city is encouraging comments on the concept design, which should be emailed to development@revelstoke.ca.

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