Province announces $9 million funding for road improvements for Road 40 and in Seton Portage

Mar 23, 2017
Affected Communities: 
All Areas, Electoral Area A

Yesterday, (Wednesday, March 22, 2017,) the provincial government announced road improvements to Road 40:

A series of resurfacing improvements on Road 40 and in the Seton Portage area west of Lillooet will get underway this season, providing safer conditions for the Shalalth Reserve and communities of Seton Portage, Gold Bridge and Bralorne, announced Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart on behalf of Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone.

“Close to 35 kilometres of Road 40 will be resurfaced, bringing safer and smoother conditions for local residents,” said Tegart. “Crews will also focus on resurfacing the loop road within the townsite of Gold Bridge, and roads within Seton Portage. Improvements to these roads were identified as a priority by local government and First Nations.”

Road 40 will be resurfaced in two sections. The first section is 11 km long and begins approximately 30 km west of Lillooet. 

The second section is 24.5 km long and begins approximately 74 km west of Lillooet. These roads travel through very complex terrain with steep slopes and many geotechnical challenges. With this in mind, road shoulders will be widened where feasible.

Work is expected to start this summer and wrap up in late fall. This project is expected to create approximately 27 direct construction jobs.

Photos from yesterday's announcement courtey the Bridge River Valley Community Association. 

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