Road work paves way for wine tourism

Asphalt resurfacing on Oliver rural roads isn’t only going to benefit those travelling on them, but the wineries surrounding the area.

  • Sep. 22, 2011 6:00 a.m.

Asphalt resurfacing on Oliver rural roads isn’t only going to benefit those travelling on them, but the wineries surrounding the area.

“We spend millions of dollars inviting people to tour Okanagan wineries, and having smooth and safe roads is a simple way to improve their experience in our region,” said Boundary Similkameen MLA John Slater. “Tourism is one of our major industries. We invite people to our region for the experience and the memories. I want to help this industry ensure those memories are positive and this project is one way to do that.”

Peter’s Bros Construction of Penticton has been contracted to do the asphalt resurfacing project which is expected to cost $832,321.

Work on the roads is to begin immediately and is planned to be completed by the end of October. Roads that are being paved include portions of Tinhorn Creek Road, Road 8, Road 9, Road 11, Road 12 and Road 18.