Resurfacing projects coming to region

BURNS LAKE – Resurfacing is set to begin on Highway 16 and Highway 37A thanks to a $7.7 million investment from the B.C. government.

One of the projects will use Hot-in-Place recycling to resurface 35 kilometres on Highway 16 between Broman Lake and Burns Lake. The other project also uses Hot-in-Place recycling to resurface six kilometres on Highway 37A near Stewart. A contract for $6.25 million has been awarded to Peter’s Bros. Construction Ltd. for the projects.

“These roads are well-travelled and resurfacing is necessary maintenance to ensure our roads stay safe for all motorists,” Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad said.

This project is part of B.C. on the Move, the B.C. government’s 10-year transportation plan to improve the province’s transportation network.

Work will get underway on these projects next month and is expected to be completed in September.

Learn more about B.C. on the Move at engage.gov.bc.ca/transportationplan/.