A view of traffic on Highway 6 from the DriveBC webcam near Nelson.

A view of traffic on Highway 6 from the DriveBC webcam near Nelson.

Highway work scheduled from Nelson to Whitewater turnoff

The $3.4 million project will include shoulder repair, drainage improvements and repairs to the road base.

Highway 6 between Nelson and the turnoff for Whitewater Ski Resort will be resurfaced over the next two months.

During construction, motorists can expect single-lane alternating traffic and delays up to 20 minutes.

The $3.4 million project will include shoulder repair, drainage improvements and repairs to the road base on the 14 kilometre stretch of highway.

Also as part of the contract, a section of the Observatory Street overpass will be resurfaced, and Highway 31 will be resurfaced at the recently completed Coffee Creek wall.

The construction contract, paid for the the province, was awarded to Interoute Construction Ltd. from Crescent Valley. Work is scheduled to be complete by the end of September.

Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Blair Lekstrom said in a press release, “This work is important for Nelson’s residents and its business community, as this corridor provides access to local outdoor recreation, and is a popular route for tourists visiting the region.”

For information on construction delays at, check drivebc.ca.