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New northern B.C. highway improvements include roads near Prince George

The contractor of the project is also from Prince George
Highway 97 Prince George
Highway 97 camera looking south towards Prince George (via Drive B.C.)

The government of B.C. has announced new work being started on 390 km of highway in northern B.C.

This $7.9 million project includes approximately 27 km of resurfacing along Highway 37, starting about 60 km north of the Meziadin Junction and continuing north to Burrage Air Strip.

The Prince George area is also included in the upgrades. 

Highways 16 and 97 (near Prince George): mill and fill asphalt resurfacing for 34.2 km of Highway 16 from Hooper Road to Jutland Road and Highway 97 from 5 Avenue to North Kelly Road are included. 

Hwy16 and 97 improvementsB.C. government announce road improvements would be coming to these stretches of Highway 97 (top) and Highway 16 in Prince George (via Google Maps/Kyle Balzer)

The contractor of this particular project is Pittman Asphalt of Prince George.

A news release says the company will work to minimize all traffic disruptions for those that live and work in the areas. 

"We are hard at work in northern B.C. this summer, paving roadways and building essential infrastructure," Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure says in the same release "these important projects will make a big difference to local people and those travelling through the region."

Other projects include highways near Taylor, Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Tumbler Ridge, Burns Lake, Hazelton, and Telkwa. 


Jess Fedigan

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Jess Fedigan graduated from BCIT’s Broadcast and Online Journalism program in 2016 and comes from the Lower Mainland.
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