Nanaimo highway sees safety improvements

NANAIMO – New emergency access gates and roadside barriers being installed to boost highway safety.

Nanoose Flats is one project seeing investment from the B.C. government which is providing $5 million for 40 projects in the province.

The highway will see emergency access improvements including reconstructed traffic islands and the installation of an emergency access gate to help manage traffic during highway closures. Work on that $150,000 project will be completed late fall.

South of Nanaimo, more than 400 metres of roadside safety barriers will be installed along the Island Highway in South Wellington near Thatcher Creek.