ICBC spends more than $10,000 on Elk Valley road improvements
ICBC have released figures showing that road improvements between Sparwood and Elkford were one of their biggest investments in the East Kootenay last year.
ICBC spent $10,525 installing centre line rumble strips on Highway 43, the most expensive project of the five East Kootenay road improvements ICBC invested in last year.
“The ICBC investment into roads in the Kootenay East region is significant for all members of our community,” said Bill Bennett, MLA for Kootenay East. “The signage improvements, pedestrian safety improvements, and installation of centre line rumble strips will make our roads safer for both drivers and pedestrians.”
ICBC launched the safer roads program in 1989, and since then, has invested over $110 million in road improvement projects and safety studies across B.C. In 2012, ICBC invested approximately $1.8 million in the Southern Interior and $8 million in projects and safety audits across the province.
“Road improvements deliver real value to everyone on our roads, from drivers to pedestrians,” said John Dickinson, ICBC’s director of road safety. “We’ll continue to invest in road safety initiatives that help us reduce claims costs to keep rates as low as possible for our customers.”