Work is now complete on a project to resurface Upper Fraser Road near Prince George, announced Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour, MLA for Prince George-Valemount Shirley Bond, on behalf of Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone.
“Investing in side roads like the Upper Fraser Road is a priority in our B.C. on the Move 10-year transportation plan,” said Bond. “The work done this year extends paving and does important rehab work on the Eaglet River Bridge. These investments will help improve safety and efficiency for users of Upper Fraser Road.”
The project included a pavement overlay on 17.25 kilometres of Upper Fraser Road from the Willow River Bridge toward Newlands, and on 2.5 kilometres of Shelley Road.
Improvements including milling, asphalt overlay and adding shoulders, were also made at Cummings Road, Beaverley Road East and several local intersections. A $3.2-million contract for the project was awarded to Pittman Asphalt of Prince George. With these additional improvements, the total cost of the project was $4 million.
As part of B.C. on the Move, 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