Work continues to proceed smoothly on the Highway 97/ Stickle Road/20th Street extension project.
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure says intersection construction at Stickle and Highway 97 is 40% complete and should be finished by late fall.
The Highway 97 southbound acceleration lane preload is complete, as is the removal of the concrete centre median.
Meanwhile, preload and surcharge work is underway on the 20th Street extension, which will connect to the south end of the existing Stickle frontage road.
That section of the project is not expected to be complete until fall 2019, subject to settlement of soft soils.
Subgrade excavation and road base construction is underway and expected to be completed over the next month, and cross culverts and storm sewer installation is about 75% complete.
Four lanes along the highway continue to be available to motorists between 7am and 7pm, and the contractor is carrying out the work affecting the existing highway during the evening.
The ministry suggests drivers continue to check DriveBC.ca for updates or potential minor delays.