Telus cell tower under construction

Similkameen will see upgrades to cell services with new tower

Workers are constructing a Telus Mobility tower near the Portage facility west of Keremeos this week.

Workers are constructing a Telus Mobility tower near the Portage facility west of Keremeos this week.

Telus Mobility began construction on a cell tower near the Portage facility approximately six kilometres west of Keremeos about a month ago.

Foundations for the antenna have been poured and several work crews began erecting the tower on September 30. It is expected that the tower will take a couple of weeks to build. The 131 foot tower  should be in operation in three to four weeks. A tower near Hedley is expected to be built next.