Road construction season ready to start: upgrades in Rock Creek/Beaverdell

By Contributor
May 24th, 2015

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has awarded a $1.77-million contract to Arrowsmith Road Maintenance to sealcoat 42 kilometres of Highway 33 this summer.

The work is taking place between Rock Creek and Beaverdell, with site preparation underway now and sealcoat activity scheduled to begin in early June.

“Highway 33 is an important artery for motorists between Boundary Country and the Okanagan,” Boundary-Similkameen MLA Linda Larson said. “This project will improve safety and extend the lifespan of the road surface.”

Sealcoating is a cost-effective method of resurfacing that extends the life of the road by sealing out moisture. It also provides a skid-resistant, dust-free driving surface while reducing maintenance costs. It is a proven method to improve safety and prolong the life of provincial highways.

Work is expected to be complete by the end of July.

This project is part of B.C. on the Move, the government’s new 10-year plan for the improvement of the province’s transportation network.  Over the next three years, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will invest almost $2.5 billion to improve British Columbia’s transportation network.

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