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Government of British Columbia spends $13 million on improvements to Highway 3

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by Journal Of Commerce

The government of British Columbia is spending $13 million on four road improvement projects for Highway 3.

The government of British Columbia is spending $13 million on four road improvement projects for Highway 3.

In the West Kootenay, Highway 3 will be resurfaced from Kootenay Pass Summit to the east chain-up and from Canyon Lister Road to East Arrow Creek Road, a total of 9.2 km, with concrete roadside barriers replaced along the route to improve safety.

Shoulders will also be widened. The project also includes the resurfacing of Canyon Lister Road near Creston and the hard-surfacing of West Creston Road. The project is valued at $3.7 million, and a contract for the work has been awarded to Okanagan Aggregates Ltd. from Armstrong, British Columbia.

A $2.6 million project to rehabilitate the Old Kootenay River Channel Bridge on Highway 3 near Creston. The work will stretch the lifespan of the 300-metre long bridge, which was built in 1958, and the contract was awarded to Seismic 2000 Construction Ltd. from Aldergrove, British Columbia.

Almost 20km of Highway 3 will be resurfaced between Hedley and Keremeos at a value of $2.9 million and the contract for that project was awarded to Green Roads Recycling Ltd. of Fernie for resurfacing work.

A $3.7-million contract has also been awarded to Emil Anderson Maintenance Co. Ltd. from Rosedale to resurface portions of Highways 3 and 5 near Hope.

JOC DIGITAL MEDIA

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