More hot-in-place asphalt resurfacing projects are coming to the Kamloops area this summer, resulting in less greenhouse gas emissions during the construction process and smoother roads for local residents, tourists and industry.
“Highway 1 near Monte Creek east of Kamloops is currently being repaved, with the project approximately 50% complete,” said Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone. “After crews finish with repaving Highway 1, they’ll move on to Highway 5 between Rayleigh and Heffley Creek, where approximately 11 kilometres of road will be resurfaced.”
Hot-in-place recycle paving produces up to 50% fewer emissions than conventional paving, as it reuses and recycles the existing asphalt material right on the project site. Since 1986, B.C. has used this technology to rehabilitate pavement by treating the top 55 mm of asphalt resulting in a smoother, safer ride.
“This process of recycling the material is faster, saves resources and lowers carbon emissions,” said MLA Kamloops-North Thompson Terry Lake. “It’s great to see a local Kamloops company, ARC Asphalt win this $3.9 million contract and use this innovative technology to rehabilitate B.C. highways.”
Rehabilitating highways, bridges and side roads is a key priority in B.C. on the Move, the province’s 10-year transportation plan. The ministry plans to invest over $386 million over the next three years to resurface provincial highways.