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POWELL RIVER, B.C. — The provincial government has agreed to chip in and help the municipality of Powell River to protect Hwy. 101 from erosion and instability.

A seawall will be constructed to reinforce the highway, which is vulnerable to erosion because of the grade separation between the highway and foreshore.

“With engineering and design work due for late-May completion, people can expect to see the first phase of construction take place this year between Viewpoint and the barge terminal,” says Powell River Mayor Stewart B. Alsgard.

“The province and municipality are both keen to advance toward seawall construction,” says Powell River-Sunshine Coast MLA Gordon Wilson. “This is an excellent example of two levels of government working toward a common goal. We are here at the gateway to the community, and before long this gateway will be a matter of real pride.”

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