A stretch of Highway 101, between Powell River and Lund, will be widened and resurfaced to make this drive easier and safer for people travelling the corridor.
Road reconstruction along Highway 101 will take place from Krompocker Road to Malaspina Road, a one-kilometre stretch along the Sunshine Coast. The improvements will include resurfacing, alignment upgrades, drainage improvements and newly widened, paved shoulders. Widening the road by 1.5 metres will make this stretch more usable for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians travelling through nearby coastal communities.
Highway 101 is a heavily used corridor along the coast, and the pavement is in poor condition. These upgrades will improve ride comfort and safety.
The work, by contractor B.A. Blacktop Ltd. of North Vancouver, will start this week and is expected to be completed this fall. The total project cost for these improvements is $2.6 million.
Drivers can expect single-lane, alternating traffic and delays of up to 30 minutes during construction, Mondays to Saturdays.
While construction is underway, drivers are reminded to slow down, obey roadside signage and traffic-control personnel.
For the most up-to-date highway information, check: DriveBC.ca