Work is now complete on resurfacing projects on Highway 16 and Highway 37A, announced Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone.
“Keeping provincial highways, bridges and side roads in good condition is essential for a safe and reliable transportation network,” said Stone. “This is particularly important with the extreme weather affecting highways and roads in northern B.C., so it’s great to see this work wrap up in time for the upcoming winter season.”
Thirty-five kilometres of Highway 16 between Broman Lake and Burns Lake were resurfaced as well as six kilometres of Highway 37A through Stewart, both using the environmentally friendly, hot-in-place recycling method.
Work on the $7.7-million project was completed by Peters Bros. Construction Ltd. of Penticton.
“Ensuring our roads are maintained is essential to the safety of my constituents,” said Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad. “I’m pleased to see these improvement projects in Nechako Lakes that will keep people and goods on the move while ensuring a safer driving experience for all users.”
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: www.gov.bc.ca/bconthemove