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Federal government awards Alaska Highway surface rehabilitation contract

Federal government awards Alaska Highway surface rehabilitation contract

FORT NELSON, B.C. – The Government of Canada has awarded a $13.5 million contract to Peters Brothers Construction Ltd. for an asphalt overlay project on the Alaska Highway in British Columbia.

The contract involves the repair of 61 kilometres of asphalt road surface by grinding existing asphalt, removing deficient pavement and applying an asphalt coating. The work will take place between km 390 and km 451 of the Alaska Highway, near Fort Nelson, B.C., a Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) release said.

The investment will improve the condition and safety of the aging asphalt and extend the service life of the road surface.

The Alaska Highway stretches 2,450 kilometres across northern B.C. and southern Yukon into Alaska and includes 56 bridges, over 2,100 small culverts and several pits and quarries, the release said.

PSPC is responsible for the sections from km 133, north of Fort St. John, to km 968 at the B.C./Yukon border. The PSPC section of the highway is the principal land transportation link to northern B.C., the Yukon and Alaska from the rest of Canada and the lower 48 American states.

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