Hope highway project set for spring

Sections of the TransCanada highway between Hope and Chilliwack are slated for re-construction with the awarding by the province of a $1,252,776 contract to Green Roads Recycling Ltd.

Sections of the TransCanada highway between Hope and Chilliwack are slated for re-construction with the awarding by the province of a  $1,252,776 contract to Green Roads Recycling Ltd.

Starting in the spring, the company will be repairing and resurfacing two sections of the freeway between Hunter Creek and Jones Creek, at Laidlaw, using technology that reuses the existing asphalt.

The project will increase driver safety and protect the highway’s road base from erosion.

“This project will be done through hot in-place recycling which uses up to 80 per cent less material than traditional repaving processes. This will allow us to reduce our carbon footprint while ensuring we keep our drivers safe and maximize the lifespan of our roads,” says Chilliwack-Hope MLA Barry Penner.

The work is expected to be completed in June of 2011.