The Government of B.C. is resurfacing a section of Highway 2 between Dawson Creek and Pouce Coupe to improve the ride for area residents traveling between the two communities.
“Keeping our province's highways, bridges and side roads in good condition is the highest priority for our ministry,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone. “This work will improve an important connection between Pouce Coupe and Dawson Creek and provide a safer, smoother ride for residents and commercial drivers who travel this stretch of Highway 2.”
The project involves resurfacing approximately five kilometres of Highway 2 between Rolla Road and the CN Rail crossing south of Pouce Coupe, as well as miscellaneous paving work such as the first-time paving of Blockline Road. The project will also include the removal of two sets of inactive CN Rail tracks that cross the highway at two separate locations.
A $2.6-million contract for the work was awarded to Peter’s Bros. Construction of Penticton. Work is underway and is scheduled to be completed by the end of September.
“This resurfacing work on Highway 2 will improve the ride for local residents, and extend the life of this section of highway,” said Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier. “When completed, the majority of highway from Pouce Coupe to Dawson Creek will have been upgraded within the last two years.”
This project is part of B.C. on the Move, the B.C. government’s 10-year plan for the improvement of the province’s transportation network. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will invest almost $2.7 billion over the next three years to improve British Columbia’s transportation network.
B.C. on the Move is available online at: www.gov.bc.ca/bconthemove