Nearly 30 kilometres of Highway 16 between Smithers and Houston will be resurfaced this summer.
The contract, for $3.6 million, was awarded to Green Roads Recycling Ltd. of Fernie, B.C. and work is expected to begin in mid-July of this year.
The work should be done by September 2014.
“Highway 16 is an important corridor for northern B.C. residents and industry alike, particularly as we move ahead with LNG development,” said Nechako-Lakes MLA John Rustad in a release. “This investment will improve safety for residents travelling between Smithers and Houston as well as commercial drivers.”
The project will begin at Wakefield Road, 27 km east of Smithers and would end around 4 km west of Houston.