Feds invest $185M in six highway widening, upgrade projects in B.C.
TAPPEN, B.C.—Three major construction projects along the Trans-Canada Highway in British Columbia, as well as three other roadwork jobs on three other routes, are getting a combined $185 million from Ottawa.
The federal government said July 3 it has set aside the funds for the six projects under its New Building Canada Fund.
The lion’s share of the money will go to lane widening work on the Trans-Canada, or Highway 1, in the province’s southern interior. Bridge replacements, improving rock catchments, adding passing lanes and replacing culverts are several other aspects of the work.
A breakdown of the projects:
- Trans-Canada Highway 1: Ford Road to Tappen Valley Road — District of Columbia Shuswap — $82,142,934
- Trans-Canada Highway 1: Four-Laning from Jumping Creek to Jack MacDonald Snow Shed — District of Columbia Shuswap — $45,741,474
- Trans-Canada Highway 1: Selkirk Mountain Four-Laning — Town of Golden — $31,515,980
- Highway 93/95: Corridor Upgrades and Radium Intersection Improvements — Town of Golden — $17,971,615
- Alaska Highway 97 and Swanson Lumber Road: Intersection Improvements — City of Fort St. John; District of Taylor — $4,735,000
- Highway 3: Addition of Westbound Passing Lane — Village of Jaffray — $3,015,927