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B.C. invests $6M in Highway 3 and awards Dawson Creek bridge tender

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February 16, 2012 by Andrew Snook

The province of B.C. recently announced it would invest $6 million to resurface a section of Highway 3 between Hope and Nicolum Creek Bridge.

The project will be completed in two sections; the first part will be a 6.6-km stretch of Highway 3 from the Hope Overpass through the Othello Interchange to Nicolum Creek Bridge along Highway 5; and the second section will be the resurfacing of a 4.8-km stretch of the slow lane on Highway 3 between the Othello Interchange and Nicolum Creek Bridge.

The project is expected to create about 30 jobs from start to finish.

Advanced Education Minister Naomi Yamamoto made the announcement on behalf of Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Blair Lekstrom.

In Dawson Creek, Ruskin Construction, a Prince George, B.C.-based company, has been awarded a $3.35-million contract to build a two-lane bridge on the dangerous goods route in the city.

The bridge is being built to replace a culvert destroyed by the Peace flood last June. A temporary bridge is currently being used on the route.

The project will also include the resurfacing of the dangerous goods route from 208 Road to 250 metres south of the southern approaches, as well as channel improvements to Dawson Creek.

Construction was scheduled to begin on Feb. 15 and is expected to be complete by the end of July.