Bond and Morris busy with announcements today

It’s been a busy day of announcements for Prince George MLAs Shirley Bond and Mike Morris.

Airport funding

The two MLAs were at the Prince George Airport earlier this afternoon where they announced that the Prince George Airport will receive $1,931,458 in funding from the B.C. Air Access Program this year

The money will go towards two projects – an elevator for barrier-free terminal access ($1,471,500) and some apron cement replacement ($459,958).

Cycling funding

Prince George will receive $500,000 in BikeBC funding for a new multi-use trail along the Highway 16 Frontage Road, the two MLAs announced

The trail will provide a critical link between Westgate residential and Westgate commercial subdivisions, connecting with the Westgate Transit Exchange and the Cranbrook Hill Greenway Trail.

Contract awarded

The MLAs also announced that a $15.6-million contract has been awarded to IDL Projects Inc. to four-lane Highway 16 from Bunce to Blackwater

A 3.4-kilometre stretch of Highway 16 will be four-laned between the Bunce Road and Gauthier Road intersection to approximately 200 metres east of Jensen Road. This will extend the existing four lanes of Highway 16 from the junction of Highway 16 and 97 to east of Jensen Road. Upgrades will also be made to the intersections at Bunce and Gauthier Road, Sykes and Blackwater Road, and Haldi Lake Road, and safety improvements to Buckingham Road.

CNC work

The announcements came after Bond and Morris celebrated the beginning of construction on a heavy mechanical trades facility at the College of New Caledonia.

British Columbians go to the polls May 9.