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TCH widening underway this summer


July 10, 2013
By Rock to Road

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July 10, 2013, Kamloops,
B.C. – Construction will begin soon on the widening of the Trans-Canada Highway
east of Kamloops, B.C. The project will see a total of 10.5 kilometres of the
TCH widened to four lanes and cost more than $28 million.

Two contracts have been
awarded to 672462 B.C. Ltd. of Kamloops for construction of the second phase of
the Monte Creek to Pritchard Project and the first phase of the Pritchard to
Hoffman's Bluff projects.

An estimated 140 jobs will
be created over the life of these projects.

The second phase of the
Monte Creek to Pritchard project will widen a 7.5 kilometre section of Highway
1 to four lanes, and includes a grade-separated interchange at Pritchard. This
work will improve safety and increase capacity on this important route for
commuters, commercial traffic and tourists. This project is scheduled for
completion in the summer of 2015.

The first phase of the
Pritchard to Hoffman's Bluff project will widen a three-kilometre section of
Highway 1 to four lanes and construct a new safer intersection at Stoney Flats
Road. This project is scheduled for completion in 2014.

This work is part of the
B.C. government's commitment to invest $650 million over 10 years into Highway
1 between Kamloops and the Alberta border. The Highway 1 Kamloops to Alberta Four-Laning
Program will create 3,300 direct jobs over the next 10 years.

For more information of the projects visit, newsroom.gov.bc.ca.