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Highway 3 near Princeton slated for resurfacing


March 24, 2017
By B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

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March 24, 2017 – Two projects are set to get underway this paving season that will provide smoother, safer access, and extend the life of the road surface on Highway 3 near Princeton.

“Highway 3 is an important west-east travel route in British Columbia and this resurfacing work will benefit residents, businesses, commercial drivers, and tourists, while protecting our infrastructure at the same time,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone.

West of Princeton, 13 kilometres of Highway 3 near Allison Pass will be repaired and then resurfaced using the ‘mill-and-fill’ technique. As well, 21 kilometres from Princeton east to Bromley Rock Provincial Park will be resurfaced using hot-in-place recycle paving.

“As a result of this investment, travellers along the highway will have a smoother, safer ride,” said Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart.

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Peter’s Bros. Construction Ltd. of Penticton was the successful bidder for both projects and has been awarded a $5.33-million contract for the mill-and-fill resurfacing, and a $1.98-million contract for the hot-in-place recycle paving.

“These resurfacing projects are key to keeping Highway 3 in top condition for commercial traffic, local residents and tourists,” said Boundary Similkameen MLA Linda Larson.

Work on both projects will begin later this paving season and be completed by fall 2017. During construction, crews will make every effort to ensure traffic delays related to construction are kept minimal. Some single-lane alternating will be required and drivers are reminded to obey traffic-control personnel and construction speed limits, and watch for workers and message boards.

Rehabilitating highways, bridges and side roads is a key priority in B.C. on the Move, the Province’s 10-year transportation plan. Over the next three years, the ministry and its partners are investing over $4.6 billion in priority transportation investments as part of this plan.