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CRANBROOK, B.C. — The realignment of sections of the Trans-Canada Highway near Moyie Bluffs has made good progress since work started in September, the Ministry of Transportation and Highways reports.

About 18,000 dump truck loads of soil and rock have been moved, including 66,000 cubic meters of blasted rock. All the gravel for road-base construction and paving has been produced.

“Its exciting to see the amount of work that has been done,” said Kootenay MLA Erda Walsh. “The new alignment that will address safety and maintenance concerns is taking shape at Jones and Truckers corners. The construction of the northbound passing lane at the south end of the project to reduce traffic congestion is well under way.”

Crews are currently taking a winter break and will start back to work later this month, or as soon as the weather allows. Construction will not affect the existing highway surface until later this winter or early spring.

Motorists are reminded that the 70-km/h construction speed zone will be in effect until the road is completed.

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