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Completion date for Highway 1 project at Chase pushed to 2025

Slope stabilization to be completed along with remaining overpass and grading work
Construction of the Chase East portion of the province’s Chase four-laning project is expected to be completed in 2025. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)

Work on the Highway 1 four-laning project at Chase is expected to resume before the end of spring, with completion now expected in the new year.

In response to word the project had been delayed for technical reasons, the Observer contacted the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. In an April 23 email, the ministry explained the project is now scheduled to be completed in 2025 due to adjustments in the scope of work at the site.

“Slope stabilization needs to be completed along with remaining overpass and grading work,” said the ministry, noting a slope stabilization design in place “that will involve the completion of rock bolting, similar to the work what was done last construction season.”

The ministry said it anticipates work will begin before the end of spring 2024.

The western portion of the project has been completed. That involved widening at 3.3-kilometre section of the Trans-Canada Highway to four lanes. The “Chase East” portion of the project remains under construction. This involves four-laning a 1.6-kilometre section of the highway, with a new grade-separated interchange at Brooke Drive, two grade-separated pedestrian connections to Scatchard Trail, municipal infrastructure improvements and improvements to traffic and pedestrian safety along Brooke Drive to Shuswap Avenue.

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