FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Construction crews have started work on a $4 million project to resurface 21.4 kilometres of road in British Columbia’s North Peace region.
The project is part of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s work to maintain and improve the side-road network in North Peace. The work includes resurfacing, additional gravelling, brushing, ditching and base repairs. The contractor for the project is ARC Asphalt Recycling Inc.
Resurfacing will begin five kilometres north of Cecil Lake Road on Rose Prairie Road and crews will work north to 260 Road, east to 259 Road, then north again, ending at Milligan Creek Road.
The resurfacing method used will be hot-in-place recycling where the top layer of asphalt is heated, reprocessed and then deposited to replace the original layer by a specialized motor vehicle. Once the surface is compacted and cooled, the roadway is ready for use.
The ministry anticipates delays of up to 20 minutes for drivers with occasional single-lane alternating traffic during the day, a government release stated. Completion is anticipated in Sept. 2020.