VICTORIA, B.C. – The federal government and the province of B.C. have inked a deal to spend $122 million in joint funding towards highway improvements over the next five years.
B.C. Transportation Minister, Judith Reid, was joined by Federal Transport Minister, David Collenette and Natural Resources Minister, Herb Dhaliwal at yesterday’s announcement.
Some of the money has already been earmarked for the Yoho bridge on the Trans-Canada Hwy. over Kicking Horse Canyon. Hwy. 1 intersection improvements will also take place in Revelstoke. But there was no mention of badly needed improvements to the Sea-to-Sky Hwy.
Jack Davidson of the B.C. Roadbuilders Association told local media that the money is badly needed. But the B.C. Automobile Association complained that it wasn’t enough, considering B.C. pays considerably more than the $61 million federal contribution in fuel taxes.
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