Highways projects announced

Victoria has announced funding of more than $11.6 million to improve highway infrastructure and stimulate the economy in the Prince George-Omineca region.

“This announcement will mean a great deal to the residents, visitors and businesses of our communities,” said Prince George-Omineca MLA John Rustad, who spoke at the announcement in Smithers Tuesday. “Investing in infrastructure projects means more jobs for our workers and support for vital industries such as forestry. This is another great step in our commitment to the prosperity and growth of the North.”

The Prince George-Omineca transportation infrastructure projects include:

  • replacing the Tatin Creek culvert on Highway 16, near Endako,
  • widening the Fort Fraser Overhead on Highway 16,
  • resurfacing the Necoslie River Bridge Deck,
  • resurfacing the Stellako Overhead Deck,
  • upgrading sections of Blackwater Road, near Vanderhoof,
  • improving various side roads in the Vanderhoof area, and
  • continuing work on Germanson Landing Road.

The projects comprising the $11.6 million to be invested in the Northwest in 2009/10, are scheduled to be delivered this coming spring and summer. This funding is part of the over $53 million announced by the Ministry of Transportation to improve highway infrastructure in the Northwest.

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