Dawson Creek, B.C. - Work will begin soon on a number of projects in the Peace district, announced MLA for Peace River South Mike Bernier.
A $1.4-million contract has been awarded to NBC Contracting Inc. of Terrace to replace the culvert at Smithard Road, approximately 50 kilometres northwest of Dawson Creek. The culvert is located on Township Road 216 between Township Road 263 and Township Road 265.
The aging culvert was slated for replacement prior to the flooding in the Peace region last summer. It will be replaced to increase its hydraulic capacity and improve fish passage at the crossing. Work is scheduled for completion this fall.
In addition, a $4.6-million contract has been awarded to Peter's Bros. Construction Ltd. of Penticton to resurface 16 kilometres of Highway 97 from the Kiskatinaw Bridge to Taylor Hill. The contract will also include resurfacing 22 kilometres of Highway 2 from the Alberta border to Wallis Road (204 Road). Both segments of this project will be completed using the hot-in-place recycling method.
Also, the hard surfacing of approximately 1.6 kilometres of Blockline Road, from the intersection of Highway 2 to Clark Road (211 Road), will be completed this year.