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Highway 16 West Upgrade Project

Friday, June 19, 2015 @ 3:50 AM

Prince George, B.C.- Expect some slow downs  on Highway16 west   about 27 kms west of Prince George.

The Ministry of Transportation is  building a new passing lane at  Telachick Road  East.

The project  is valued at $2.8 million dollars  and is being  done by IDL  of Prince George.

The  work is expected to be completed in late September.




Kind of a ridiculous place to put a passing lane in. A flat straight stretch that doesn’t slow trucks down. I would suggest a continuation of the east bound passing lane at the top of the Mud all the way to the Beaverly PetroCan would be a much wiser place to spend our money.

Dumbfounded, the new passing lane will be about 2.4/2.7 kms heading west from Telechick Rd. If you remember this section of Hwy 16 W, it is a long, gradual, uphill, straight stretch. Lot’s of drivers are reluctant to pass because they perceive they don’t have enough time or space especially if they’re passing a Chip truck or Transport truck. I for one say this is a good place for a passing lane. Of course, I heartily agree with your suggestion to stretch the existing passing lane from the top of the Mud River hill to Beverly.

Hmmm… I wonder how much money IDL has donated to the BC Liberal campaign fund?

Sophic – your bias is showing. Public tender. MoTI BC Bid results – (Don’t know I’d the link will work but go to BCBid and go to second page of bid results. Was No. 49 on the list when I looked)


IDL beat out Sims for lowest bid by just over $2k.

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