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Old Posted May 17, 2018, 7:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Stingray2004 View Post
Yeah, the Cariboo Connector is projected to come in around $2 billion, but that twinning won't be completed for at least another 30 - 40 years due to relatively lower traffic counts.

And even then it will not be freeway standard -there will be no new interchanges - it will just be a "junior" 4-lane expressway standard highway.
And that's a complete and utter joke. Any other jurisdiction in the western world would be building a freeway, but not BC. Nope, they cheap out for long term pain. Look at highway 1 though Hope, Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Langley. Imagine if they had cheaped out by putting all the lanes together. Then when land is very expensive, it would cost triple to price to expand to 3 lanes each way. They have the luxury of adding lanes in the middle because of the grass median.

BTW, the Cariboo connector has more traffic than Hope to Abbotsford had when the properly twinned the highway.

Originally Posted by Mininari View Post

That makes complete sense.

But what about Cache Creek to Kamloops?

Or is the eventually 4-laned Caribou Connector going to be "disconnected" from the rest of the 4-lane network?
The original plan was to actually build a new 4 lane highway from 70 Mile House straight down to Kamloops where it would cross the Thompson at Singh Street and up Summit Dr. to highway 1 with another good connection to the Halston Connector (over to highway 5). Local politics means the governments are unwilling to bypass Cache Creek since they still feel bad about the Coq. doing so.
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