The Town of Oliver is responsible for the operation and maintenance of all roads within its municipal boundaries except the curb-to-curb portion of Highway 97, which is maintained by Argo Road Maintenance under contract to the Ministry of Transportation and Highways. The Ministry is also responsible for all road maintenance in the rural areas.
Concerns about Highway 97 and all rural roads should be reported to the Ministry of Transportation in Penticton at 250-487-4750 or Argo Road Maintenance at 250-493-6969. Traffic signals are also maintained by the Ministry.
Most regular road maintenance inside Oliver is carried out directly by municipal crews. This work includes street sweeping, snow removal, sidewalk repair, banner maintenance, sign maintenance and minor pavement repairs. Specialty items such as crack-sealing, line-painting, drainage system maintenance and paving are normally contracted out.
Most of the street lights in Oliver are owned and maintained by Fortis crews. Street light outages can be reported to the Town and will be forwarded to the appropriate crews for attention.
To contact the Town with a road concern, you may call 250-485-6213 during regular office hours or send an email to Public Works at firstname.lastname@example.org. For after hour emergency concerns only, you may telephone 250-498-6335 to leave a pager message for municipal crews on standby.