BCTA, IMTCP request funding to improve trade

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LANGLEY, B.C. — The International Mobility and Trade Corridor Project (IMTCP) has come up with a list of projects and priorities and now the group is searching for much needed funding.

The B.C. Trucking Association plays an active role in the project, and has helped develop the list of initiatives. They include, preliminary engineering for Interstate 5 through Bellingham; widening of Washington State Route 539; a dedicated southbound commuter lane on B.C.’s Hwy. 15 at the Pacific Highway border crossing; a study into the Cascade Foothills multi-modal corridor; addition of a truck climbing lane on Hwy. 13 near Aldergrove, B.C.; and improved access to the southbound truck staging area at the Pacific Highway border crossing.

The U.S. Department of Transportation is being asked to help fund the projects, along with a host of others that will improve the movement of goods between Canada and the U.S.

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