by Dave Preston
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure says Peachland will get a second set of traffic lights by the end of November.
Mayor Keith Fielding announced in September that work on traffic lights at the intersection of Hwy. 97 and Clements Crescent would begin by the end of that month. September 30 came and went and Fielding recently said that was the impression he got from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI).
Fielding added the September launch could have meant for design work to begin.
Last week, signs went up on Hwy. 97 letting drivers know a construction project would be starting at the intersection. On Wednesday, the ministry sent out a press release.
“Traffic control signals will be installed at Hwy. 97 and Clements Crescent in Peachland,” states the release. “The signals will increase safety for traffic turning onto the highway.”
The improvements are to include traffic signals, advance warning flashers, street lights and modifications to traffic islands to improve access for wheelchairs.
Budgeted at $200,000, the project is to be installed by November 30, according to MOTI.