New median barriers to boost safety on Okanagan highways

New median barriers to boost safety on Okanagan highways

Posted on February 8, 2021 at 10:30 am by Bill Roberts
Community, Provincial


The BC Government will install new median barriers on a 4.2-kilometre stretch of Highway 97 north of Summerland this spring, complementing new barriers recently installed along sections of the highway to the south, between Penticton and Summerland. The barriers will prevent head-on collisions and other crossover incidents, especially at night and during bad weather conditions. Work is expected to start this spring when weather permits and be completed by late May.

Median barriers are also being installed on a 5.9-kilometre section of Highway 97A between Armstrong and Vernon.

Further information is available at https://archive.news.gov.bc.ca/releases/news_releases_2020-2024/2021TRAN0016-000203.htm