PRINCE GEORGE – Significant resurfacing projects are now complete along the Highway 16 West corridor from Gauthier Road to the Highway 97 junction, and portions of Tyner Boulevard, Westgate Road and Gauthier Road intersections, Prince George MLAs Shirley Bond and Mike Morris and Mayor Shari Green announced today.

The section of Highway 16 West through Prince George, a key commuter corridor for residents and an important highway for commercial and industrial vehicles, has on average, the second-highest traffic volumes in the northern region.

“We continue to make important investments in road infrastructure in the North and the province,” Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond said. “We want to ensure that whether you are a resident, a commercial driver or a visitor that the highway network is maintained and enhanced to allow safe and efficient travel.”

“These upgrades will help keep the flow of traffic moving,” Prince George-Mackenzie MLA Mike Morris said. “That’s important for local drivers, resource industries and the commercial trucking industry.”

The partnership between the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and the City of Prince George on this project provided cost efficiencies through one larger contract for both levels of government.

“Prince George is British Columbia’s northern hub for transportation, industry and procurement, bringing additional businesses, travelers and consumers to and through the region and city. Providing safe roadways for these travelers is extremely important in building a vibrant and sustainable community,” Prince George Mayor Shari Green said. “Through a strong partnership with the provincial government, we are pleased to announce the completion of an expansive resurfacing project to Highway 16.”

This summer, the B.C. government also invested $3.1 million in projects in the Prince George area, including: resurfacing a four kilometre section of Highway 16 East between Upper Fraser Road and Tabor Ski Area and resurfacing a portion of Old Cariboo Highway through a partnership with the City of Prince George.

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