WELLS – Work is underway to upgrade signage on Highway 26 through the community of Wells thanks to a joint investment from the B.C. government and the Insurance Corporation of B.C. (ICBC).

“Upgrading signage along the Highway 26 arterial through the community will help provide clear directions for residents and tourists,” Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes said. “Providing clarity helps drivers feel more confident on the road and contributes to safer travel.”

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has worked closely with the Village of Wells throughout the duration of the project. Work will include removing redundant signs and consolidating local services and attractions onto a single sign.

The total project cost is $8,500 with ICBC contributing $5,200 through their local Road Safety program.

This project is part of the B.C. government’s Community Safety Enhancement program. Under this program, the government is investing nearly $5 million this year on more than 40 projects province-wide. The projects are chosen by the ministry in consultation with local governments and law enforcement, and will benefit recreational and commercial traffic, as well as local residents, pedestrians, commuters and cyclists.

Follow the work of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure at tranbc.ca.