Sparwood Celebrates Middletown Crossing Completion

SPARWOOD, BC –

On October 18, 2018, the District of Sparwood celebrated the completion of the Middletown Crossing – Highway 3/43 Intersection Improvements Project. The $7.7 million project was funded by the municipal, provincial and federal governments through a grant under the New Building Canada Fund – Small Communities Fund Program.

“The Province is committed to building safe and efficient highways,” said Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “This project will benefit the people in this growing community and the many mine workers who use this intersection to access their workplace.”

Sparwood Mayor Cal McDougall is excited that the project is now complete, particularly following the recent announcement by Teck Coal to develop a new centralized office building in Sparwood. “It took a lot of hard work to finish this project, which was one of this Council’s strategic priorities for 2018. It is our hope that this intersection and the new office building to be constructed by Teck will increase investor confidence in the community and attract other businesses to Sparwood”, stated McDougall.

The Middletown Crossing – Highway 3/43 Intersection Improvements Project includes:

  • full traffic control signals at the Highway 3/43 intersection;
  • full traffic control signals at the Aspen Drive/Highway 43 intersection;
  • a pedestrian tunnel under Highway 3;
  • construction of Middletown Place and Spruce Spur; and
  • the construction of a sidewalk along Aspen Drive from Spruce Spur to Tim Hortons and along Highway 43 up to Highway 3.


“The pedestrian tunnel provides a vital link to the recreation amenities on the South side of Highway 3,” said Duane Lawrence, Director of Community and Facility Services for the District of Sparwood. “Providing a safe way for our community to cross the highway is very important and the new tunnel allows everyone to safely access the trail network, golf course and campground that were previously accessed by car.”

The celebration and official ribbon cutting event took place at 4:00 pm at Middletown Place and was attended by various levels of government, business leaders, non-governmental organizations and individuals from the community.

Learn more about the Middletown Crossing project at www.sparwood.ca/middletown.

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For more information, please contact:

Cal McDougall, Mayor  Danny Dwyer, Director of Engineering
Phone: 250.425.6271 Phone: 250.425.6818
Email: mayor@sparwood.ca Email: ddwyer@sparwood.ca      




 

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