16 Four Laning Goes To Tender
Transportation Minister Todd Stone announces next step in project. ( photos 250News)
Prince George BC- The plan is complete the brush has has been cleared and today the tender is open for the four landing of highway 16 between Bunce and Jensen Roads.
The project has a $24 million dollar price tag with the Federal government chipping in $10 million and the Province picking up the balance. The City of Prince George also has a stake in this project providing $600 thousand for improved lighting and traffic signals at the intersections.
The City is taking advantage of the construction to install a new watermain for the Vanway area, but the costs have yet to be finalized and will be in addition to the $600 thousand being provided for the intersection work.
It is expected the project will start next summer and be complete in 2018.
The project will see improvements to the intersections at Bunce/Gauthier Road, Haldi Road , Blackwater/Sykes Road and Jensen.
The work to improve the Highway 16 corridor will continue as there is much to be done to relieve congestion from Domano through to Highway 97. MLA Shirley Bond says work to identify ways to ease congestion continues.
This story has been modified to correct a spelling error.