Road Maintenance Receives $36 Million Boost from Province
Prince George, B.C. – The provincial government has announced more money to help maintain B.C.’s highways and roads.
Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone made the $36 million announcement Friday in Kamloops.
“Our maintenance contractor’s use of new and innovative technologies ensures we get the most for our maintenance dollars,” he said.
“Whether it be the use of beet juice-based anti-icing liquids to keep road surfaces clear in winter or real-time traffic monitoring, we are committed to ensuring our provincial roads throughout the province are maintained to the highest safety standards all year.”
He said the $36 million will be spread over three years and will cover inflation and the rising costs of services.
The money will also enable maintenance contractors to continue to purchase new equipment and adopt the latest technology.
So how much of the $36 million will Prince George and its surrounding areas receive?
“All 28 maintenance contract service areas in the province – including the Northern region and Prince George – will receive this additional funding, it is not limited to a select number of contract service areas,” said the ministry in an email to 250News.
“Specifics on regional funding for each contract value will vary depending on the size of its road and bridge inventory. Final funding for each region has not been determined but it will be allocated based on the needs of the service area.
“With contracts coming up for renewal in the coming years, government will be considering service levels and funding for the renewed maintenance contracts.”