Funding Announced for Two Major Terrace Area Transportation Projects
Terrace, B.C.- Two major transportation projects in the Terrace area have been announced.
First, the federal government will be injecting $17.5 million while the Province will provide $19.5 million for a project that will eliminate the last level rail crossing on Highway 16.
The crossing is located about 28 kilometers west of Terrace and east and westbound traffic can be held up for some time as long trains cross the highway as they make their way to and from the Port of Prince Rupert.
The project will see about 2 kilometres of Highway 16 realigned and a grade separation to carry traffic over the CN rail line. The current crossing has a series of rumble strips in east and west bound lanes as they approach the crossing which has flashing lights and crossing arms.
The second project will see the Northwest Regional Airport expanded. This project will add 1,573 square metres of new space for check-in counters, baggage security system, baggage make-up area, airline offices, cargo facility and passenger security screening.
It also included renovations to 1,110 square metres of the existing building to join the existing airline offices, counters and security boarding area to create one large security boarding area. There is also funding included for upgraded parking.
The airport project has an estimated cost of $16.4 million, with the federal and provincial governments each providing $4.4 million and the Terrace-Kitimat Airport Society covering the balance.