February 22, 2007

Work begins on B.C./U.S. border corridor widening

Surrey, British Columbia – Work has begun to complete the widening of the Highway 15 corridor from Surrey, British Columbia to the U.S. border. The $15.4-miillion project is a component of the joint federal and provincial program to improvement the movement of goods and people at the crossing.

The 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. Imperial Paving Ltd. Of Burnaby has begun work on the project, which is scheduled to be completed by October 2008. The contractor plans to use staged construction to minimize traffic delays during peak periods.

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