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Highway study begins this week Planners for the Ministry of Transportation and Highways and the BC Transportation Financing Authority are preparing a forecast for the Sea to Sky Corridor through to the year 2025, the ministry said in a press release dated May 13. The $375,000 corridor study is to be completed by March 31, 2000 and will include data collection and a safety audit by ICBC. The study will look at three main aspects of travel in the corridor: o identifying possible safety, reliability, mobility and operating improvements for Highway 99; o accessing opportunities for enhanced rail, bus and marine operations and infrastructure, especially to support the 2010 Olympic bid and event traffic to Whistler o producing a comprehensive vision of the corridor’s development to the year 2025 "In consultation with the local governments, our study team will look at possible rail, bus, marine and highway improvements to the Highway 99 corridor from Horseshoe Bay, past Whistler, Pemberton and Lillooet to the junction of Highway 97," said Transportation and Highways Minster Harry Lali. The study is designed to recommend short and long-term improvements for the transportation corridor along Highway 99 north. The provincial government will consult municipalities along the corridor, in addition to the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District and key stakeholders in order to assess their interests and priorities.

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