Whistler will see road upgrades to the heliport this fall. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure announced Wednesday that a contract was awarded to Alpine Paving for $838,000.

The project involves constructing a new northbound left turn lane for traffic turning into the heliport from Highway 99. The upgrades include work associated with drainage and a new retaining wall.

“Traffic volumes along the Sea to Sky continue to increase, especially with the many summer and winter recreational activities,” said West Vancouver-Sea to Sky MLA Jordan Sturdy. “It’s important that we keep pace with our infrastructure, and this heliport project contributes to our goal of enhancing safe and efficient year round travel.”

Construction will start in mid-October, and is scheduled to be completed by the end of November. Drivers should expect single-lane alternating traffic along this section of the highway during the daytime.

Filed under: Jordan Sturdy, Roads, Whistler