Residents of Masset will be the beneficiaries of a paving project to improve the highway through town and the Towhill Arterial road.
The project, worth approximately $1.6 million, includes resurfacing about 7.5 kilometres of the Towhill Arterial road, from the CFB radar station to the Blue Jacket subdivision just south of town and widening the shoulders on 3.2 kilometes of Highway 16 through Masset. The widening of the shoulders is being done to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists.
Adventure Paving of Prince Rupert was awarded the contract, and work on the repaving is scheduled to begin in June and finish in August.
“The work on Towhill Road will improve access to Naikoon Provincial Park, where visitors come to enjoy some of the most spectacular old- growth hiking trails and best beachcombing in the world. As well, the improvements we’re doing in Masset will help improve safety,” said Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Blair Lekstrom.