The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure invites the public and stakeholders to attend one of two information sessions to preview plans and provide input regarding the design of the Mile 28 Daumont Level Crossing Project along Highway 16 between Terrace and Prince Rupert.
“Highway 16 and the CN rail line are both critical transportation infrastructure for domestic and international trade in north-western British Columbia,” said Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone. “This project supports a key element of our B.C. on the Move 10-year transportation plan to improve highway capacity and reliability, and ultimately improve the flow of goods to and from the port in Prince Rupert.”
This project will resolve the last remaining level rail and road crossing on Highway 16. It includes the realignment of approximately two kilometres of the highway and replacement of the current level rail crossing with a bridge overpass. This will significantly improve highway efficiency and safety – for residents, tourists and industrial traffic in the region. The project also includes adding wider shoulders to the road to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians. The estimated $37 million project is being funded by the provincial and federal governments and will go to tender later this fall.
Staff from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will be at the open houses to provide information and answer questions. If you are unable to attend, please send your comments or questions to the project manager, Bill Rose at: Bill.Rose@gov.bc.ca
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
North Coast Meeting and Convention Centre: Orca Room
240 West 1st Ave., Prince Rupert
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Best Western Terrace Inn: Skeena II Room
4553 Greig Ave., Terrace