Some paving next year, says Highways

  • Aug. 12, 2008 1:00 p.m.

The Ministry of Transportation and Highways is planning to spend $2-million on the islands next year to re-pave a portion of the highway between Masset and Port Clements. Skeena district operations manager Randy Penner said the plans are tentative at the moment and he won’t know for sure if the re-paving can go ahead until budgets are approved in the spring. The district is asking for $2-million this year and $1-million a year for the next few years for the re-paving project. Mr. Penner said he isn’t sure how many kilometres of paving that will translate into because that will depend on the cost of materials and oil. “It will be a multi-year project,” he said. “We will do a 25 mm overlay… and we will go as far as we can.” The Ministry has repaved and widened Highway 16 everywhere on the islands except the 50-kilometre stretch between Port and Masset. Local politicians have been lobbying for the past few years for this work to get done, saying the highway is in deplorable condition.

Just Posted

Masset fishing derby proves to be a catch

All ages participated in the competition to bring in the top salmon and halibut hauls

Yarn Bombing mastermind is back in town

Big Canada Day longweekend in the works

Maritime Museum project receives legacy grant

A special project of the Dixon Entrance Maritime Museum Society has been… Continue reading

Richardson Ranch celebrating 100 years of family and ranching in Haida Gwaii

Tlell Polled Hereford’s continue to win awards while the ranch becomes a popular spot for visitors

Sustainble economy flourishing in Haida Gwaii and Great Bear Rainforest thanks to First Nations investments

From 2008-2018, funding initiatives led to more than $286 million in new investments

VIDEO: Trans Mountain expansion project gets green light, again

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the decision in Ottawa on Tuesday afternoon

MPs hear retired B.C. nurse’s petition to change compensation for fatal medical errors

Teri McGrath wants provinces to implement no-fault system for medical errors

Horgan says he’ll still defend B.C. coast after second Trans Mountain approval

Meanwhile, one B.C. First Nation has announced plans for a legal challenge

Demonstrators on either side of Trans Mountain debate clash in Vancouver

Crowd heard from member of Indigenous-led coalition that hopes to buy 51% of expansion project

Grieving B.C. mom hopes Facebook message leads to new investigation into son’s Surrey homicide

Criminal Justice Branch didn’t lay charges, concluding no substantial likelihood of murder or manslaughter conviction

B.C.’s measles vaccination program gains traction in May

More than 15,000 doses of the MMR vaccine has been administered across the province

B.C. farmers concerned Agricultural Land Reserve changes choking their livelihood

Dozens voice concerns at special meeting hosted on Vancouver Island

UPDATE: Two-year-old involved in Chilliwack pool drowning has died

Toddler was reported to not be breathing as air ambulance called out Thursday afternoon

Family frustrated Terrace dad with advanced cancer must wait weeks for treatment

‘We can see his health declining every day,’ daughter says

Most Read