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Contracts clear way for highway work

July 11, 2016 2:23 P.M.

Two local companies will begin resurfacing work in the coming weeks on Hwy. 97C and the Trans-Canada Highway with the awarding of two contracts announced Monday.

“This type of rehabilitation work helps keep our highways and side roads in good condition and also means a smoother and safer drive for commercial trucks, local drivers and tourists,” said Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone.

Belvedere Place Contracting Ltd. of Kelowna has been awarded a $3.14-million contract to resurface approximately 27 km of Hwy. 97C, the Okanagan Connector, west from Logan Lake towards Highland Valley Copper Mine. Preliminary work will begin before the end of July and the project is expected to be completed in September 2016. 

Dawson Construction of Kamloops will resurface the Trans-Canada Hwy. between Springhill Overpass and Sagebrush Overpass as well as 13 km of Long Lake Road. This contract is valued at $1.6 million. The work on the Trans-Canada will begin in mid-July and work on Long Lake Road in early August.  The project is expected to finish in fall 2016.

Work will not occur over holiday weekends and staff will be monitoring traffic throughout the duration of these projects to ensure any delays related to construction are minimal. However, motorists are advised to allow for extra time and are reminded to obey traffic control personnel and construction speed limits, and watch for workers and highway message boards.

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