NORTHERN B.C. GETS ROADWORK

TERRACE, B.C. — Northwestern British Columbia is getting $31 million in road improvements.

Projects slated for completion include the design of a 20 kilometre road connecting Port Simpson to Tuck Inlet, continued upgrading of the Nisga’a Highway and construction of a new road to extend the Nisga’a Highway to Kincolith.

Highway projects in the Skeena area include building two right turning lanes at Hwy. #16 and Kalum Lake Road, just west of Terrace. The Old Skeena Bridge in Terrace will be improved, Hwy. #16 east of Terrace will be resurfaced between Big Oliver and Boulder Creek and the climbing lane at Watson Hill will be extended.

In the Bulkley Valley-Stikine region, a major highway improvement project will widen to four lanes Hwy. #16 through Smithers. A variety of other northern roads will also be improved, as part of the project.

Separately, Hwy. #97A in the Okanagan region is getting a new interchange and the twinning of a portion of Hwy. #97A.

“The Swan Lake interchange will greatly improve safety and traffic flows at the intersection of highways 97 and 97A,” says Transportation and Highways Minister Helmut Giesbrecht.

“The project will also include four laning Highway 97A between Swan Lake and Larkin Cross Road with future plans to extend the four lane section to Crozier Road when funding becomes available.”

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