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A $2.4 million contract has been awarded to Knelsen Rock Products Ltd. to construct the lane, as well as improve the intersection at Farmington Fairways with left turn bays and enhanced lighting. Work is scheduled to begin this month and be completed by late October. The provincial government deemed this work necessary, as the road has seen increased use due to oil and gas and tourism traffic.

The second set of improvements is taking place on Highway 2 south of Pouce Coupe, including a 2.8 kilometre southbound climbing lane. The government hopes this will create a safe passing opportunity for southbound traffic. The $3.2 million contract has been awarded to Peter’s Bros. Construction Ltd. for the work, which also includes improvement to the intersections at Arndt, Wade and Blockline.

Both of these projects are part of a longer-term plan to four-lane Highway 2 between the Alberta border and Dawson Creek, and Highway 97N between Dawson Creek and Fort St. John.

“These upgrades to Highway 97 and Highway 2 will not only improve safety for families and tourists travelling in the region, they will also help increase efficiency for commercial traffic and support expanding economic activity in the Peace,” says Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Blair Lekstrom. “We continue to upgrade our highway infrastructure and I am pleased to see these projects getting underway.”

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