April 26, 2018 by Jillian Morgan
GOLDEN—Construction has begun on a project to expand a section of the Trans-Canada Highway between Donald and Forde Station Road near Golden, B.C.
Work includes widening over two kilometres of highway to four lanes, and improving access to the commercial vehicle safety enforcement inspection station.
Barrie Mackay Contracting of Cranbrook, B.C. was awarded the $10.3-million contract in December 2017 for the four-lane portion of this project.
The $19.4 million expansion is cost shared between the federal government and the province.
“This is the first of many four-laning projects between Kamloops and the Alberta border in the next three years,” said Claire Trevena, British Columbia minister of transportation and infrastructure.
The Government of Canada is contributing up to $7.27 million through the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component of the New Building Canada Fund and the province is providing the remaining $12.13 million.