Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Ministry of Transportation to host Open House on Tuck Road project in Lax Kw'alaams

Prince Rupert Mayor Lee Brain's plans for a lengthy stretch of roadway connecting, Lax Kw'alaams, Metlakatla and the airport may still be in the long range planning phase at the moment

However, the Province is moving forward on a more immediate road project for the First Nation community, one focused on the existing road that runs to the North end of Tuck Inlet.

The Province of British Columbia announced  its plans for an Open House this week,  looking to provide further background for the proposed road work that will see paving work and safety improvements such as concrete barriers, speed reader boards and pullouts to be made along the 17.5-kilometre road, including the replacement of  one bridge.

The work is part of a remediation plan for the road that leads from Lax Kw'alaams, to the ferry dock at the north end of Tuck Inlet, providing for the current link for the community to Prince Rupert and beyond.

Thursday's Open House will take place from 3 until 8 PM at the Lax Kw'alaams Recreation Centre.

The project, part of the Ministry's 10 year Transportation plan, follows up on a Memo of Understanding (MOU) which was singed last year with the community,  signalling the start of engineering work on the project.

The start of the major construction project is expected to begin this summer.

You can learn more background on last year's memorandum of understanding on the project here.

For more items related to developments in Lax Kw'alaams see our archive page here.

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