B.C. to resurface parts of Highway 19

COURTENAY, B.C. – As paving season approaches, the stretch of highway 19 between Courtenay and Campbell River, British Columbia will receive a fresh coat of asphalt under two road projects.

Beginning in spring, the slow lanes in both directions of Highway 19 between Comcox Valley Parkway and Jubilee Parkway will be resurfaced using Hot-in-Place (HIP) recycle paving. Sections of the slow lanes between Jubilee Parkway and 14th Street in Campbell River will be repaired and repaved using a mill-and-fill method.

Once complete in the fall, roughly 50 kilometers will have been repaved in both directions. About 15 kilometers of local side roads like Comox Road, Anderton Road, and Ryan Road will also get resurfaced.

The $6.7 million contract for HIP recycle paving was awarded to ARC Asphalt Recycling of Kamloops. The $2.5 million contract for the mill-and-fill resurfacing has been awarded to O.K. Industries of Victoria.

This work is part of the province’s plan to invest $386 million over three years to resurface provincial highways.

John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking, trucknews.com, TruckTech, Transport Routier, Inside Logistics, Solid Waste & Recycling, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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