Highways to be repaved

The province says it will spend $8.8 million to repave 20 kilometres of highway in the Dawson Creek area.

Resurfacing is to be done on on Highways 2, 49, and 97, the Ministry of Transportation said May 27, as well as the resurfacing of numerous side roads.

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The work includes resurfacing of:

  • 15.4 kilometres of Highway 49 from the roundabout to the B.C.-Alberta border;

  • resurfacing 2.1 kilometres of Highway 2 from the east side of the roundabout and the junction of Highway 97; and

  • 2.8 kilometres of Highway 97 from the junction of Highway 2 to the CN Rail crossing.

No projects were announced for the North Peace region. The province says it will also spent $3 million to resurface parts of Highways 39 and 97 south of Mackenzie.

That includes 29 kilometres of Highway 97 from Whiskers Point to Parsnip River Bridge, and 25 kilometres of Highway 39 from the junction of Highway 97 to Mill Road.

The ministry says it is working with contractors and WorkSafeBC to ensure health and safety are maintained for all workers on site.

"The B.C. provincial health officer has directed construction employers to take all necessary precautions to minimize the risks of COVID-19 transmission and illness to themselves and their employees," the ministry said.

"Anyone exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, such as sore throat, fever, sneezing or coughing, will be directed to self-isolate at home for at least 10 days."

Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca 

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