The BC Government this morning announced a major investment in northwest highways, including a significant project on the road leading to Prince Rupert.
The largest of the $25.8 million investment in regional roads is the resurfacing of approximately 34 kilometres of Highway 16 between Khyex River and Kasiks River, west of Terrace. A $7.75-million contract has been awarded to Peter’s Bros. Construction, with work scheduled to begin this May.
According to Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Blair Lekstrom, part of the reason for this investment is improving access to the port of Prince Rupert.
“The Northwest plays an important role in the province’s economic well-being, and investing in our transportation network is a vital part of ensuring that continues,” he said in a statement.
“We want to ensure the region has safe, reliable infrastructure to move products to market and support jobs and economic growth.”