November 22, 2006

Federal and provincial governments invest $70.8 million in B.C. highways

Ottawa, Ontario – The federal and provincial governments have announced the completion of construction on a section of the Trans-Canada Highway in British Columbia. The federal government contributed $21.3 million toward the $70.8 million project, with the remainder paid by the Government of British Columbia.

The first phase of highway improvements replaced the pre-existing Yoho Bridge, and upgraded 3.2 km of the Trans-Canada Highway through Kicking Horse Canyon to a four-lane, 100 km/h standard. The second phase involves the replacement of Park Bridge and approximately six km of highway, with construction currently underway.

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