Kamloops, BC – April 3, 2023 – The Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) and Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) are in joint support of feedback from residents in Lower Nicola in Electoral Area “M” (Beautiful Nicola Valley – North) to have the main road named as Aberdeen Road instead of Aberdeen Mine Road.
Residents directly impacted by this change will receive letters to notify them of the formal address change in the coming weeks. Emergency service providers have already been made aware of this change.
MOTI is responsible for road naming in TNRD communities, and its staff will now begin the administrative process of formalizing the name as Aberdeen Road, which will include re-establishing road signage.
Aberdeen Mine Road signage was installed in order to resolve previous geographic information issues and match the Province of BC’s historical records.
Following the road signage change, concerns were raised within the community. The TNRD consulted residents during March 2023, and residents who live on the road overwhelmingly supported maintaining the name as Aberdeen Road.
Within unincorporated areas of the TNRD, maintenance of all local roads and highways, including road naming and signage, is a function of the Province of BC. In fact, no regional district in B.C. has jurisdiction over road maintenance, which is a different process than in municipalities. For more information on service areas and contractors for roads within the TNRD, you can find links to Province of BC resources by visiting: tnrd.ca/road-maintenance.
Colton Davies, Manager of Communications & Marketing
Thompson-Nicola Regional District
Tel.: 250 819-3165
Brad Bushill, Operations Manager
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
Tel.: 250 378-0515