DELTA, B.C. – Crews are ironing out the wrinkles on a chunk of Highway 17 in Delta.
B.C. officials announced that construction is underway to repair a section of the highway that has settled since it was built in 2013.
A $1.3-million contract for the repairs was awarded to Winvan Paving Ltd. If weather is good, crews expect work can be completed this month.
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has been monitoring affected sections of Highway 17 for the past several years, and some levelling work has been done to smooth out the dips in the road.
Officials explained settlement has completed to the point that long-term repairs can begin in the first of the three sections. The other two sections will go through similar repairs when settlement has stopped.
Work will take place on Highway 17 in both directions between the 80th Street connector and Highway 91 connector. The existing road surface will be removed so the road base can be rebuilt. The section of highway will then be resurfaced.
Highway 17 will be reduced to one lane in each direction in the project area for the duration of the project. Drivers should expect minor delays. Work will begin in the westbound lanes.