Two local companies will begin resurfacing work in the coming weeks on Highway 97C and the Trans-Canada Highway with the awarding of contracts to Belvedere Place Contracting Ltd. and Dawson Construction, announced Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone.
“This type of rehabilitation work helps keep our highways and side roads in good condition and also means a smoother and safer drive for commercial trucks, local drivers and tourists,” said Stone. “We are well into another busy construction season as we continue to invest in our transportation network in support of B.C. workers, industries and families.”
Belvedere Place Contracting Ltd. of Kelowna has been awarded a $3.14 million contract to resurface approximately 27 kilometres of Highway 97C west from Logan Lake towards the Highland Valley Copper Mine. Preliminary work will begin before the end of July and the project is expected to be completed in September 2016.
Dawson Construction of Kamloops will resurface the Trans-Canada Highway between Springhill Overpass and Sagebrush Overpass as well as 13 kilometres of Long Lake Road. This contract is valued at $1.6 million. The work on the Trans-Canada Highway will begin in mid-July and work on Long Lake Road in early August. The project is expected to finish in fall 2016.
“The highways and roads in this region serve local communities as well as the tourism and resource industries, and are an important part of the provincial road network,” said Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart. “Seeing work get started on these upgrades is great news because of the jobs that are created and because everyone will enjoy travelling on the improved roads.”
Work will not occur over holiday weekends and staff will be monitoring traffic throughout the duration of these projects to ensure any delays related to construction are minimal. However, motorists are advised to allow for extra time and are reminded to obey traffic control personnel and construction speed limits, and watch for workers and highway message boards.
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