Recent History 1999
March 12, 1999, By Daily News Staff
The provincial government will undertake a $15-million road improvement program in the South Peace constituency in the coming year, and several roads will be hard-surfaced for the first time, Transportation and Highways Minister Harry Lali announced on Friday.
Lali said the program for Peace River South includes the continued reconstruction of Highway 97 in the Pine Pass area and numerous paving and resurfacing projects. It is expected to create about 150 jobs.
Several roads in the Dawson Creek area will be hard-surfaced for the first time, including 8.5 kilometres of Sweetwater Road and sections of Tate Creek, Matthews Park, Braden, McQueens and Old Edmonton 204 M roads. Some 15 kilometres of the Alaska Highway, between Hillcrest and the Kiskatinaw River Bridge will be resurfaced, as will 55 kilometres of Highway 97 between West Pine River and Commotion Creek.
Lali said ministry staff will also accelerate their effort to prepare a long-term plan for Highway 97 on South Taylor Hill.
Here’s a closer look at some of the major projects:
– First time hard surfacing of 3.2 kilometres of Tate Creek Road from the junction of Highway 2 west to Road 213.
– First time hard surfacing of 2.4 kilometres of the Matthews Park-Sweetwater Road from Road #6 south to Mason Road and Highway 97.
– First time hard surfacing of 8.5 kilometres of the Sweetwater Road from Road 227M to Road 237.
– First time hard surfacing of four kilometres of the Braden Road from the junction of Highway 97.
– First time hard surfacing of McQueens Road from North Rolla Road #8 to Road 217.
– First time hard surfacing of 3.7 kilometres of the Old Edmonton 204M Road from McKone SE Road to the railroad crossing.