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BC spending millions of dollars this summer as it repaves the province’s highways and side roads

May 9, 2024  By  Mike Lacey


British Columbia is spending $175 million in road projects this summer.

VICTORIA, BC – About 742 kilometres of British Columbia roads will be resurfaced as the provincial government invests more than $175 million in road projects this summer.

In BC’s southern interior, more than $122 million will be invested to resurface 482 kilometres of southern interior highways and side roads.

Peter Bros Construction Ltd. will handle the $8.9-million project to repave approximately 33 kilometres of Highway 97 this summer from Tuc el Nuit Road, north of Oliver, north through the community of Okanagan Falls to White Lake Road, along with area side roads. Work is expected to be complete by October 2024.

In northern BC, around $53 million will be spent to resurface 260 kilometres of highways and local roads.

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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. This $7.5-million project is expected to be complete by the end of summer 2024.

In the Terrace area, a $8.5-million project will see the resurfacing of 27 kilometres of Highway 37S from the roundabout at the junction with Highway 16 to Onion Lake, as well as one kilometre along Beam Station Road. The work should be complete this the summer.

Southern BC projects:

  • Highway 3 Cranbrook arterial and area side roads (25.5 kilometres), conventional resurfacing.
  • Highway 1 Revelstoke to four-lane (15.2 kilometres), conventional resurfacing.
  • Highway 93 Roosville to Junction of Highway 3 (37 kilometres), seal coat.
  • Highway 3B Trail area (14 kilometres), conventional resurfacing.
  • Highway 22 Trail to Castlegar (20 kilometres), hot in-place recycling.
  • Highway 31A New Denver to Fish Lake (13 kilometres), conventional resurfacing.
  • Highway 6 Nakusp to Burton (36 kilometres), hot in-place recycled asphalt resurfacing.
  • Highway 33 Beaverdell to Carmi (9 kilometres), conventional resurfacing.
  • Slocan Valley side roads (17 kilometres), conventional resurfacing
  • Highway 97 Swan Lake to Hanna Road intermittent (52 kilometres), hot in-place recycled asphalt resurfacing.
  • Highway 3 Riverside Campground to Keremeos (16 kilometres), conventional resurfacing.
  • Highway 1 Hoffman’s Bluff to Little River intermittent (17 kilometres), conventional resurfacing.
  • Cherryville area side roads (25 kilometres), conventional resurfacing
  • Highway 97C Elkhart Brake Check to John’s Creek (23 kilometres), conventional resurfacing.
  • Highway 1 Valleyview to Orchards Walk and Barriere area side roads (40 kilometres), conventional resurfacing.
  • Highway 97 Lynes Pit to Cody intermittent and Quesnel area side roads (67 kilometres), conventional resurfacing.
  • Highway 26 Forest service road (FSR) 500 to Wingdam (21 kilometres), conventional resurfacing.

Northern Ontario projects:

  • 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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