PRINCE GEORGE – Construction of a passing lane on Highway 16 at Telachick East Road, 27 kilometres west of Prince George, is set to begin in mid-June thanks to a $2.68-million contract from the B.C. government.

With the increased growth of commercial, recreational and general-purpose traffic along this corridor, this additional passing opportunity will be a benefit to all road users. There will also be improved mobility, enhancing the safety and efficiency of the roadway by providing motorists an opportunity to pass slower vehicles.

“Our government understands the importance of investing in upgrades to improve traffic safety,” Prince George-Mackenzie MLA Mike Morris said. “These upgrades will make travel safer for residents, tourists and commercial drivers travelling through the region.”

This project is part of B.C. on the Move, the B.C. government’s 10-year transportation plan to improve the province’s transportation network.

Work will be done by IDL Projects Inc. of Prince George and is expected to be completed in late September.

B.C. on the Move is available online at engage.gov.bc.ca/transportationplan/.

Follow the work of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure at tranbc.ca.