The federal and provincial governments are teaming up on changes to a five-kilometre stretch of Highway 3 west of Princeton that are expected to improve safety.

The road work, which was announced on Tuesday, will include relocating a section of the highway, making it straighter and eliminating two sharp curves.

The project also includes adding a passing lane in each direction.

The project’s price tag comes in around the $27-million mark.

The province is chipping in the bulk of the funding at $17 million, while the $10-million federal contribution is a grant contingent on the project meeting eligibility requirements under the Building Canada Fund.

The project is part of the province’s 10-year B.C. on the Move transportation plan, which will see the province put $2.5 billion toward infrastructure improvements in its first three years.

The stretch of road is located between Sunday Creek and Sunday Summit on Highway 3 about 30 kilometres west of Princeton and 100 kilometres east of Hope.

No date the roadwork will begin was announced by press time.