The Province will spend over $54 million on South Peace highways and roads in 2011-12.
A key project is the work on the intersection of 13th St. and Alaska Ave. in Dawson Creek. The intersection will be improved, including full signalization to greatly improve safety.
Also underway this year will be improvements to intersections on Highway 2 near Pouce Coupe. The intersection of Highway 2 and Old Edmonton Highway will be improved, and a new left-turn lane into Pouce Park will be added allowing easier access for visitors. These projects will be delivered using local labour and equipment, and are scheduled to begin in July.
South of Pouce Coupe, over 13 km of roads in the Tate Creek area will be upgraded and double seal-coated to minimize dust, while improving the road surface for residents and industry.
Visitors to Monkman Provincial Park will see improved access, with work on Monkman Park Road. This project will include gravelling, grading, and base stabilization and will be delivered by day labour.
Another project that will support the local economy by making use of local labour and equipment is the South Peace gravel program. A number of gravel roads in the South Peace will be strengthened and enhanced with additional aggregate, to improve the road surface and safety.
Of the $54 million invested in the South Peace this year, $19 million is funded through the Province’s Oil and Gas Rural Road Improvement Program (OGRRIP).
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