Road construction in full swing in Dawson Creek

110 Avenue is closed to traffic between Eighth Street and 13 Street as crews begin paving the road and constructing a sidewalk along the south side of the road. Kevin Henderson, director of infrastructure and sustainable development for the City of Dawson Creek, said the road is expected to reopen later this week.

Expect some minor delays along 15 Street near the South Peace Secondary campus as repair work is underway there.

“We’re replacing curbs, gutters and sidewalks between 108 and 111 Avenues on the east side, the school side,” said Henderson, adding that road will not be repaved, however.

He said, optimistically, that work is Likely to be the end of next week. Traffic is being flagged through at this time, and he said it is not expected to be closed to traffic during construction.

Along 17 Street north of Crescent Park School, work began today on curb and gutter replacement and road paving. Further south on 17 Street, curb and gutter replacement from 108 to 116 Avenues is expected to be completed later this week. Both those sections of the street are still open to traffic in both directions.

Meanwhile, the provincial Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure continues work to complete the intersection upgrades where Alaska Avenue and 13 Street meet. Kyle Drummond, a regional project manager for ministry, said work was delayed for several days after the City of Dawson Creek identified some storm sewer work under the intersection that needed to be done. However, he said that work is now complete, so crews can access the intersection to complete the electrical work required to bring the traffic lights online. That work is expected to be complete by the first or second week of October.

Drummond said traffic may continue to be flagged through the intersection, but no delays expected. The access/egress to Alaska Avenue in front of Guitars-N-Stuff is also being upgraded, he added.

Paving work is ongoing at the intersection of Highway 97 South and the Dangerous Goods Route. Drummond said drivers can expect minor delays with some closure times as a result of the paving.

He also noted some upgrades to Highway 2 south of Pouce Coupe are underway.

“We don’t expect any impact to traffic as a result of that work, it’s all just widening along the shoulders, and the intersection improvements into the Old Edmonton Highway and the Pouce Coupe Park.”

More information on road delays along provincial highways can be found online at www.drivebc.ca.

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