April 17, 2014 - 3:59 PM
Resurfacing of several sections of Highway 33, between McCullough Road and Pyman Road, east of Kelowna, will begin this summer and is scheduled to be completed in late-September.
“This important roadwork will make the drive south of Kelowna safer,” Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick said. “The project represents a government investment of $2.35 million to improve the transportation network in the Okanagan.”
The Hot in Place asphalt resurfacing contract was awarded to Peter’s Bros Construction Ltd. of Penticton. Work will begin approximately 2.3 kilometres north of McCulloch Road, continuing north in three sections, ending approximately 500 metres south of Pyman Road. In total about 23 kms of road will be restored.
The benefits of Hot-in-Place asphalt recycling are threefold: the process is faster than traditional paving methods, it reduces aggregate and asphalt resources and it lowers greenhouse gas emissions.
Highway 33 is a main highway connecting the Okanagan to the West Kootenay via Rock Creek. Resource industries such as logging will benefit from an improved road surface, as will tourists and skiers heading to Big White Ski Resort.
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