Tuesday, April 21, 2015

BC Gov't News

Bumping into Cash

MLA paves the way to highway infrastructure project


ighway 1 users will welcome a $3.4 million repaving project between Bridal Veil Falls and Hope. The project will improve the safety conditions along a 37.5 kilometre stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway.


The work includes the removal of rough sections of pavement as well as increasing the asphalt strength which will provide a more stable highway for today’s high volumes of commercial traffic and heavier loads long BC’s most important transportation corridor.


“Highway 1 is a vital conduit that connects communities throughout my riding,” said Chilliwack-Hope MLA Laurie Throness. “This multi-million dollar investment acknowledges the importance of keeping Highway 1 in top condition.”


The work will be done by Emil Anderson Maintenance of Rosedale and will commence in late-April with a completion date in mid-July.


The rehabilitation of provincial highways, bridges and side roads is a priority of B.C. on the Move, a 10-year transportation plan that outlines critical investments and improvements throughout the province that will improve the daily lives of British Columbians.



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