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Highway upgrades coming this summer for northern B.C.

Highway upgrades coming this summer for northern B.C.

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Crews will pave and resurface 260 kilometres of highways and side roads in northern B.C. this summer.

The 2024 construction season will see approximately $53 million invested in resurfacing northern highways and local roads, a release said.

The Smithers area will have approximately 28 kilometres of highway and side roads repaved including paving 21 kilometres on Highway 16 from Witset to Nouch Road, and seven kilometres of side roads, including Old Babine Road, Hudson Bay Mountain Road and Slack Road. The $7.5-million project is expected to be complete by the end of summer 2024.

In the Terrace area, 27 kilometres of Highway 37S are being resurfaced from the roundabout at the junction with Highway 16 to Onion Lake, as well as one kilometre along Beam Station Road. The $8.5-million project is scheduled to be complete in the summer.

Other major resurfacing projects taking place in the region include:

  • Highway 97 Chetwynd Area (30 kilometres) – Conventional asphalt resurfacing
  • Highway 16 Lasalle Lake to West Twin Bridge (17 kilometres) – Conventional asphalt resurfacing
  • Highway 37 Pinetree Lake to Good Hope (46 kilometres) – Graded aggregate sealcoat resurfacing
  • Highway 37 North Stikine Hill (12 kilometres) – Graded aggregate sealcoat resurfacing
  • Highway 29 Chetwynd to Cameron Lake (39 kilometres) – Hot-in-place recycling asphalt resurfacing
  • Pineview Area Sideroads (35 kilometres) – Graded aggregate sealcoat resurfacing

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