VICTORIA — A $243 million contract for improvements to a 4.3-kilometre section of the Trans-Canada Highway in British Columbia is officially out to tender.
The project focuses on widening the two-lane highway between Ford Road and Tappen Valley Road to four lanes, replacing the Tappen overpass and constructing frontage roads, reads a news release.
An eastbound commercial carrier pullout will also be built.
Funding for the project was secured in 2021, with the Government of British Columbia providing $161 million and the Government of Canada $82 million.
The project is part of $728 million in funding to upgrade Highway 1 between Kamloops, B.C. and the Alberta border over the next three years.
The contract is expected to be awarded this summer with construction complete by in 2026, according to the release.