Attention Everyone in Chase and surrounding areas!
Trans Canada Highways Upgrades will affect YOU!
Open House – Village of Chase Community Hall
November 22, 2017 from 3 – 7 p.m.
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) will be hosting an Open House for the community –at the Village’s Community Hall on November 22, 2017 from 3 to 7 p.m. – the purpose of the open house is for MOTI staff to show the most recent designs for the Trans-Canada Highway upgrades along the corridor from the Chase-Falkland Road intersection at TCH to Jade Mountain at Mattey’s property.
How will this affect YOU? Your BUSINESS? We need to hear from everyone who will be affected by the upgrades to the Trans Canada Highway along the Chase/Falkland Road – Mattey Hill corridor.
At present we have three full access and egress points between Petro-Canada and Mattey’s Hill. The proposals from the Ministry of Highways will reduce our access points significantly- this may have significant impacts to our community.
How will changes affect YOU? Think about the following in preparation for the meeting:
Accessing the Highway:
- How do you access the Highway to travel towards Kamloops now? How might you access with the upgrades completed and the current access points removed?
- How do you access the Highway to travel towards Salmon Arm now? What about access once the changes are done?
Accessing our Community:
How do you get off the highway now to go home from Kamloops or Salmon Arm or Sorrento or Pritchard? How will you get off the highway to home once the changes are made?
Traffic impacts inside Chase – Congestion
What about INSIDE Chase once changes have been made to the way we access the highway and access our community? Can you think of potential bottlenecks and congestion that might occur because of the proposed changes to how we access our community or travel to the highway?
Think about these issues for the immediate future, but also 20 years into the future when our population will be over 3000 – what will access and congestion look like then? The highway upgrades will be in place for 100 years, so we need to look ahead for our community!
The opportunities for Chase as a tourism destination may become lessened if there are fewer access points into and out of our community.
Your input is very important for the future of Chase – proposals will be presented about what impacts the highway upgrades will have on access points into and out of Chase along the highway.
For more information, please contact Mayor Berrigan at 250.318.1318 or the Village Office at 250-679-3238 and ask for Sean or Joni.