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Road resurfacing season underway in northern B.C.

Road resurfacing season underway in northern B.C.

June 2, 2021 at 3:36 pm  BC, News, Politics

Highway 29 (Tumbler Ridge area) – 26 kilometres of asphalt resurfacing on Highway 29 from the junction of Highway 52 to Bullmoose Flats Bridge. Work is set to begin early June 2021 and is expected to be complete by July 2021. Work will take place in 10-hour increments. Drivers can expect single-lane alternating traffic during these times. 

Highway 37 (north of Meziadin Junction) – 60 kilometres of sealcoat resurfacing on Highway 37N from Burrage North Brake Check to Eddontenajon Slide Area and for 2 kilometres near Cottonwood River Bridge. Work is set to begin in August and is expected to be complete by mid-September 2021. Work will take place from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Saturday. Drivers can expect single-lane alternating traffic with 24-hour pilot car assisted traffic control. Drivers are advised to proceed with caution as there will be dust and fresh oil during periods of work.

Highway 16 (east of Prince George) – 11 kilometres of asphalt resurfacing on Highway 16 from Old Cariboo Highway to Giscome Road and 16 kilometres of intermittent asphalt resurfacing on Upper Fraser Road. Work is set to begin in summer and is expected to be complete by late September 2021. Work will take place Monday to Saturday. Drivers can expect single-lane alternating traffic during periods of active work with maximum 20-minute delays. 

Highway 29 (south of Chetwynd) – 46 kilometres of sealcoat resurfacing on Highway 29 from Sukunka Forest Service Road to Bullmoose Flats Bridge. Work is set to begin in summer and is expected to be complete by mid-September 2021. Drivers can expect single-lane alternating traffic with pilot car-assisted traffic control.

Highway 16 (east of McBride) – 22.5 kilometres of asphalt resurfacing on Highway 16 from Laing Road to Lee Road. Work is set to begin in mid-summer and is estimated to be complete by mid-September 2021. Drivers can expect single-lane alternating traffic during periods of active work with maximum 20-minute delays.

Side Roads (Chetwynd area) – 9.8 kilometres of asphalt resurfacing in Wabi Estates Subdivision. Work is expected to start in mid-summer and is estimated to be completed by mid-September 2021. Drivers can expect single-lane alternating traffic during periods of active work with maximum 20-minute delays. 

Highways 16 and 97 (east and south of Prince George) – 34.5 kilometres of hot-in-place resurfacing on Highway 16 from Tabor Mountain to Bowron River and 16.6 kilometres of -in-place resurfacing on Highway 97 from Regional Boundary to Stone Creek Bridge and Red Rock to Old Cariboo. Work is set to begin in early summer 2021 and is estimated to be completed by late September 2021.

Highway 16 (west of Smithers) – 28 kilometres of sealcoat resurfacing of Highway 16 from Witset to Mudflat Overhead. This work will also include four kilometres of first-time hard surfacing on Old Babine Road. Work is set to begin in July and is expected to be completed by mid-September 2021. Drivers can expect single-lane alternating traffic with 24-hour pilot car assisted traffic control. Drivers are advised to proceed with caution, as there will be dust and fresh oil during periods of active work.

Highway 27 and Tachie Road (north of Vanderhoof) – 29 kilometres of asphalt resurfacing on Tachie Road and 2.6 kilometres of asphalt surfacing on Highway 27 through Fort St James. Drivers can expect single-lane alternating traffic during periods of active work with maximum 20-minute delays on Tachie Road and maximum 10-minute delays on Highway 27. 

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