Monday May 16, 2011
On The Road Again
Highway 1 improvements on the way
Released by Gov't of BC
he Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has awarded a contract worth $1,514,653 to Lafarge Canada Inc. to resurface 13 kilometres of the Trans-Canada Highway between Hope and Chilliwack.
Why this matters
The improvements will increase safety and ride comfort for drivers using this important corridor in the Fraser Valley by providing a smoother pavement surface.
Regular resurfacing protects the road's foundation by sealing out water and preventing potholing.
This project will assist in
extending the lifespan of the corridor and ensure the public's
infrastructure is maintained to a high standard.
"Improved highway safety in our area is something that benefits everyone in the eastern Fraser Valley. This project will extend the lifespan of the road, and make driving this section of highway easier and more comfortable," said Chilliwack-Hope MLA Barry Penner.
The resurfacing will be located between Jones Creek and Bridal Falls in the Fraser Valley.
The project will extend the life of the existing pavement and improve driver comfort on Highway 1 by way of the asphalt resurfacing process.
Work will begin in June and is expected to be completed by August.
For more information visit: www.barrypenner.com
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