Friday, August 13, 2021

Next plan for highway improvement near Terrace ready for review

Conceptual drawing for a new Commercial Vehicle Weigh 
Station to be located just east of Terrace 
(From Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure)

A plan for a new commercial inspection station just east of Terrace has been updated by the Minster of Transportation and Infrastructure, with an overview of the project and a new website launched to keep motorists around the northwest up to date on the planning ahead.

As part of their information release today, the Ministry outlined what the new weigh station will look like as well as to some of the new features that the facility will host upon completion.

The new inspection station will be approximately 45,000 square metres (484,376 square feet), with almost 400 square metres (4,300 square feet) dedicated to an inspection building. 

The facility will include parking for the public, staff, and oversize vehicles and will support multiple services, including: short-term truck parking (five stalls) overnight truck parking (10 stalls) refrigeration unit plug-ins Wi-Fi and CCTV oversize vehicle staging for inter-regional transport trips.

A new Weigh-In-Motion sensor pad will also be installed along Highway 16 just east of Terrace as part of the Weigh2GoBC program, a network of monitoring stations that allows carriers with specific transponders to bypass some scales if they meet certain criteria.

The Weigh-In-Motion construction is expected to be complete by fall 2021 and the sensor pad will be made operational by early 2022. 

The inspection station itself  is expected to go to tender in late 2021 with an estimated completion date of 2024. 

The project follows the construction of the new Roundabout that was completed in July of last year which replaced the four way stop at the junction of Highways 16 and 37 South. That project was part of some extensive highway improvement work around the Terrace region in recent years.

The Ministry has included a video to provide a wider overview of their plans

More on today's announcement is available here.

The Ministry's dedicated website for the project can be followed here.

For more notes related to Highway transportation around the Northwest see our archive page.

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