Road improvements on Southside

The provincial government has recently announced a number of highway resurfacing projects

  • Apr. 5, 2017 6:00 a.m.

The provincial government has recently announced a number of highway resurfacing projects in the region this summer, including 15 km on Keefe’s Landing Road on the Southside.

Other resurfacing projects include 22 km of Hwy. 16 between Mapes Road and Hillcrest Way; 20 km of Hwy. 16 between Engen Road to Burrard Avenue; and 7.5 km on Hwy. 27 between the junction with Hwy. 16 to Braeside Road.

“With the extreme winter weather in this region, our roads and highways can take a beating,” said MLA for Nechako Lakes John Rustad, on behalf of Todd Stone, Transportation and Infrastructure Minister. “Resurfacing projects will be getting underway in the next few months, which when complete, will make a significant difference for residents, tourists and commercial drivers travelling on these corridors.”

In addition, crack-sealing will be done on Hwy. 16 from the Bulkley River to Pleasant Valley Overhead and from Burns Lake to the Fort Fraser CN Overhead. Work on all of these projects will be completed this summer.

These projects are part of B.C. on the Move, the B.C. government’s 10-year transportation plan for the improvement of the province’s transportation network. Over the next three years the ministry and its partners are investing over $4.6 billion in priority transportation investments as part of this plan.

 

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