A $1 million contract has been awarded to resurface 2.9 kilometres of Highway 27 in Fort St. James from Stuart River Bridge to Kwah Road. John Rustad stands in front of the contract sign.

A $1 million contract has been awarded to resurface 2.9 kilometres of Highway 27 in Fort St. James from Stuart River Bridge to Kwah Road. John Rustad stands in front of the contract sign.

Highway improvements for Nechako Lakes

A $1 million contract has been awarded to resurface 2.9 kilometres of Highway 27 in Fort St. James from Stuart River Bridge to Kwah Road.

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Judy King

A $1 million contract has been awarded to resurface 2.9 kilometres of Highway 27 in Fort St. James from Stuart River Bridge to Kwah Road.

This project is a part of a $14.3 million program for 14 different highway infrastructure projects in the Nechako Lakes region to improve safety for local residents and commercial drivers.

Highway 27 is an important corridor for regional economic development in both the logging and mining sectors.

The Province is investing in highway resurfacing to ensure a smooth and safe travelling surface is provided for local residents and the industrial traffic, which has increased in the area over recent years.

This contract has been awarded to Pittman Asphalt.

Since 2001, nearly $169 million has been invested in highway improvements and community transportation infrastructure in the Nechako Lakes area.

This project is scheduled to be completed by the end of this summer.

 

“Motorists will be very pleased to see repairs on this particular stretch of highway and I’m very happy we’re wrapping up this part of the broader 2012/2013 Highway Improvement Program,” said Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad.