Major Transportation Plans for West Side of Salmon Arm Now Public

The Wednesday afternoon Ministry of Transportation open house to review proposals for the west side of Salmon Arm was interesting. There were lots of maps and a team of Ministry staff to help explain the proposals and take feedback. As with most things, there are certainly some trade-offs but on balance, these latest plans will yield significant overall improvements imo.



Three separate phases of 4-laning include a new bridge crossing the Salmon River, traffic circles, pedestrian underpasses, significant improvements to frontage roads and an integrated path/trail system as part of the design. Pictured above is the 1st Ave SW to 30th St SW section that includes the new bridge.

Here’s a link to the other two sections from West of IR#3 to 1stAve SW and from 30thStSW to 10thSt SW

These maps are pretty general. I’m hoping that the more granular mapping information presented at the Open House as well as the animated flyover could be available online as well. Stay tuned!

Also,  you can send your comments or questions to the project manager, Dave Shibata, at

Author: Tim Lavery

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