Be prepared for minor delays on Highway 24 near 100 Mile House this spring and summer.
The highway resurfacing season has kicked off and approximately 10 kilometres of road work between the Highway 97 Junction and Lone Butte is expected to begin in late May or early June, according to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.
A ministry spokesperson told the Free Press on Wednesday that the contractor will begin sealcoating after load restrictions come off the roads.
Sealcoating involves the application of a special mixture to the road that protects the road base from additional wear and tear.
Approximately 38 kilometres of side roads will also be sealcoated, the spokesperson said, including McMillan Road, Fawn Creek Road, Horse Lake–Lone Butte Cutoff Road, Alton Road, Eagle Creek Road and Meade Road.
All of the sealcoating should be completed in July.
Drivers can expect short delays and at times single lane, alternating traffic from Monday through Saturday while work is taking place.
Traffic control personnel will be on site and digital message signs will be placed to advise drivers.
Drivers are reminded to slow down, obey traffic control personnel, and check DriveBC.ca and @DriveBC on Twitter for the most up-to-date highway information.
Across the southern Interior, more than $70 million is being invested in improvements to more than 400 kilometres of highways and side roads in 2019.
“Maintaining high-quality roads and highways is important for everyone on the road, whether private citizens or commercial vehicles,” said Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure in a statement.
“All these paving projects in the southern Interior in 2019 will make a big difference to local people and those travelling through the region.”
The following projects make up the rest of what will be resurfaced in the region this year:
- Highway 97, intermittent resurfacing from Clinton to Lac La Hache and side roads (30 kilometres).