Highway 1 Resurfacing through Boston Bar well underway

Emil Anderson Maintenance of Rosedale begins repaving a section of Highway 1.

Emil Anderson Maintenance of Rosedale was the successful bidder in a $3.7 million rehabilitation project to resurface 10 kilometres of the Trans Canada Highway through Boston Bar from Anderson Creek Bridge to Green Canyon. The work consists of extricating existing pavement and repairing all damaged areas, then repaving over the road surface.

“This is an important project for Boston Bar and area residents,” Chilliwack-Hope MLA Laurie Throness said in a press release statement. “It will result in a smoother driving surface, less dust, and a higher level of safety for everyone who uses the highway.”

The project is part of the government’s new initiative B.C. on the Move, which is a 10-year plan dedicated to the improvement of the province’s transportation network. The resurfacing of Highway 1 through Boston Bar is expected to be completed by fall 2015.

The plan was created by government officials after an extensive information retrieval strategy that involved a sophisticated engagement process in fall 2014. The engagement utilized information gathered from a public survey that received more than 12,500 responses from B.C. priorities residents.

Ministry staff consulted with the entire province, First Nations, transportation authorities, local municipalities and interested stakeholders to ascertain local and regional priorities.

Over the next three years, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will invest about $2.5 billion to improve British Columbia’s transportation network.

The actions prioritized in B.C. on the Move are expected to grow the economy, improve safety, maintain and replace aging infrastructure and support trade for B.C.’s expanding resource sectors through Canada’s Asia-Pacific Gateway.