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Trucking upgrades planned for Terrace area

Trucking upgrades planned for Terrace area
PROVINCE OF B.C. - Construction will begin this spring on a new commercial vehicle inspection station east of Terrace, B.C.

TERRACE, B.C. – Work is set to begin this spring on a new commercial vehicle inspection station east of Terrace.

The station will be built by IDL Projects Inc. and will replace the former station that was decommissioned when a roundabout was built at the intersection of highways 16 and 37.

The new inspection station will incorporate intelligent transportation system (ITS) technology, including weigh-in-motion, making it more efficient than the former station.

The province stated weigh-in-motion reduces reporting requirements while enhancing compliance on the Highway 16 corridor.

This technology checks the height, weight and safety credentials of vehicles registered with B.C. through Weigh2GoBC that are travelling at highway speeds, without vehicles having to leave the highway. This project includes one weigh-in-motion site on Highway 16.

Other ITS technologies will include automatic vehicle-identification to verify a vehicle’s credentials and allow it to bypass the inspection station if certain requirements are met, as well as over-height detectors and a tire anomaly and classification system, which improves safety by detecting missing or underinflated tires.

The project will also provide long-haul commercial drivers at the site with additional parking spaces and rest areas. Flush toilets with running water will be open during office hours, supplemented by pit toilets that are always accessible.

The facility will include parking for the public, staff and oversized vehicles and will support multiple services, including short-term truck parking, overnight truck parking, refrigeration unit plug-ins, WiFi and oversized vehicle staging for inter-regional transport trips.

The $34.2 million project is being jointly funded by Transport Canada and the province, with Transport Canada providing $15 million and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure contributing $19.2 million.

The project is scheduled for completion in late 2024.

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