Work has started to resurface approximately 29 kilometres of Highway 97 near Dawson Creek, to improve safety and efficiency.
The resurfacing starts on the north side of the CN Rail tracks, near the Highway 97/Dangerous Goods Route intersection in Dawson Creek, and runs to the Kiskatinaw River bridge.
Peters Brothers Construction Ltd. from Penticton has been awarded the $6.1-million contract. Work has begun, and is scheduled to finish by the end of summer 2018. Single-lane alternating traffic will be in place during construction. Motorists are advised to follow the instructions of traffic signs and traffic-control personnel on-site.
In total, more than $76 million is being invested in highway, side road and bridge rehabilitation in northern B.C. in 2018. The B.C. government will continue to invest in transportation infrastructure for the safe, reliable and efficient movement of people and goods.
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