The drive to Whistler is 80 per cent better, B.C.’s Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Kevin Falcon announced Thursday.

Kevin Falcon said improvements to the Sea-to-Sky Highway are almost complete and will be finished in the fall.

“The project is on time and on budget,” he said. “The new highway will be safer, more efficient and reliable, and will provide economic opportunities that benefit communities along the Sea-to-Sky corridor and the entire province.”

Falcon made the announcement at Doodson’s Corner, 17 kilometres north of Horseshoe Bay, where a sharp corner has been transformed into a gentler, safer curve.

The Sea-to-Sky upgrades include:

• Four lanes from Horseshoe Bay to Ansell Place;
• Two-, three- and four-lane sections from north of Lions Bay to Squamish;
• Four lanes through Squamish;
• Three lanes from Squamish to Whistler.