Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Highway travel in Northwest BC will bring delays with paving projects

While the ever increasing price of a litre of gas may limit some travel plans this summer, for those still planning on hitting the highway in the weeks and moths ahead may find some travel delays along the way. 

That with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure outlining a few of the significant paving projects planned for the next few months across the Northwest.

One of the projects is focused on the Hazelton area, where work should wrap up in June for some infrastructure work that includes:

A section of Highway 62 from the junction of Highway 16 to Recreation Road; 

The Kispiox Valley Road from the junction of Highway 62 to Kispiox Village; 

Aldous Street and Omineca Avenue in South Hazelton.

Also up for repair work this summer is: 

The highway 35 area near Burns Lake and Highway 37 North south of Dease Lake and Lower Post Side Roads closer to Vanderhoof work in the Culculz Lake area will also bring some travel delays for travellers

Stikine MLA Nathan Cullen who is also Municipal Affairs minister noted of the the importance of road maintenance with the release of the paving plans today.

“In northern B.C., where often there are only a few road access points into remote and rural communities, highway and road maintenance is extremely important. Safe and reliable highways and roads are essential for northerners to get to work, school and appointments.” -- Stikine MLA and Municipal Affairs Minister Nathan Cullen

Earlier this month, the Ministry announced plans for the start of construction for the Terrace Commercial Inspection station east of the newly installed roundabout.

So far, there have not been any major summer road work plans announced for the western end of the Highway 16 corridor between Terrace and Prince Rupert.

Further updates for any plans for the Highway 16 corridor can be explored from our archive page.

1 comment:

  1. Next time Cullen is in town, someone remind him how long that gravel patch out at Tall Trees has been like that.