Highway project set for summer

Thirteen kilometres of the TransCanada Highway between Hope and Chilliwack are slated for resurfacing over the summer.

Thirteen kilometres of the TransCanada Highway between Hope and Chilliwack are slated for resurfacing over the summer.

The province has awarded the $1.5 million contract for the work to Lafarge Canada.

“Improved highway safety in our area is something that benefits everyone in the eastern Fraser Valley. This project will extend the lifespan of the road, and make driving this section of highway easier and more comfortable,” said Chilliwack-Hope MLA Barry Penner, in a press release.

Sealing the road surface protects the highway’s foundation from water and prevents potholing.

Work on the highway between Jones Creek and Bridal Falls will begin in June and is slated for completion in August.