Road resurfacing approved near Tumbler Ridge

Driving on Highway 29 is about to get better, with approximately 47 kilometres of resurfacing work scheduled to improve safety and efficiency.

The resurfacing work will start at Bullmoose Flats Bridge, 25 kilometres north of Tumbler Ridge on Highway 29, and end at the Sukunka Forest Service Road. Hot-in-place recycled asphalt will be used, which is more environmentally friendly, as it reduces greenhouse gasses and conserves non-renewable paving materials.

Peter’s Brothers Construction Ltd., from Penticton, was awarded the $4.8-million contract. Work is scheduled to take place this summer. Single-lane alternating traffic will be in place during construction. Motorists are advised to follow the instructions of traffic signs and traffic-control personnel on-site.