Contracts totalling $5.6M awarded for improvements to Highways 2 and 97
By Andrew SnookConstruction Infrastructure Roads
Two contracts were recently awarded for improvement projects on Highway 2 and Highway 97 in B.C.
Knelsen Rock Products Ltd., based in Grand Prairie, Alta. obtained a $2.4-mllion contract to construct a two-kilometre northbound passing lane on Highway 97 at Mile 10, approximately 15 kilometres north of Dawson Creek, B.C. There will also be improvements made at the Farmington Fairways intersection. Work is scheduled to begin shortly and be completed by late October 2012.
Penticton, B.C.-based Peter’s Bros. Construction Ltd. was awarded a $3.2-million contract for improvements to a 2.8-klmetre stretch of Highway 2, south of Pouce Coupe, B.C. The project will include: a safe-passing area for southbound traffic, as well as improvements to the intersections at Arndt, Wade and Blockline roads.
Construction started in June and is expected to be complete by November 2012.
The two contracts are part of a long-term plan to widen the corridors on Highway 2 between the Alberta border and Dawson Creek, B.C. and Highway 97 North between Dawson Creek and Fort St. John, B.C. to four lanes.