April 11, 2007

B.C. Highway 15 to U.S. border to be widened to four lanes

Surrey, British Columbia – Mr. Russ Hiebert, MP for South Surrey-White Rock-Cloverdale, on behalf of the B.C. Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, announced that work is underway to widen the Highway 15 corridor between Surrey, B.C. and the United States border.

“By investing in projects like these..we are facilitating the flow of goods across our borders and making the crossings safer than ever,” said Mr. Hiebert. “Better links with Canada’s main trading partner will also contribute to the economic well-being of the Lower Mainland and Canada.”

This project will see the widening of Highway 15 in Surrey from 32nd Avenue to the Roger Pierlet Overhead, and from 68A Avenue to 92nd Avenue. Work includes grade construction, soil preparation, asphalt removal, paving and electrical installations.

The Government of Canada and the Government of British Columbia are cost-sharing this latest project, with most of the work being funded through the Border Infrastructure Fund. Supplemental funding is provided through the federal-provincial Strategic Highway Infrastructure Program border crossing component.

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