Another hot-in-place asphalt resurfacing project is now complete in the Kamloops area.
“Crews have finished resurfacing on Highway 1 near Monte Creek east of Kamloops, and have also completed 11 kilometres of Highway 5 between Rayleigh and Heffley Creek,” said Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone. “It is great to see more projects utilizing this made-in-British Columbia technology to rehabilitate our highways.”
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 paving work will extend the life of the road and provide a smoother surface for travellers using these routes,” said Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake. “Whether it is a rural side road or well-travelled highway like the Coquihalla, motorists will see our government’s investment in rehabilitation taking place throughout the region.”
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.
Find out more about our 10-year transportation plan, B.C. on the Move: http://ow.ly/NeX13023Tz2