November 13, 2014 - 1:11 PM
ASHCROFT - A 28 kilometre provincial paving project in the Ashcroft and Cache Creek area will start in 2015.
The area targeted will be along Highway 97C and Evens Road in Ashcroft as well as Highway 1 from south of Cache Creek to the Highway 97 Bonaparte River Bridge, including the arterial highway through Cache Creek.
The Evans Road upgrade is expected to improve access to Ashcroft Terminal, a truck-to-rail and rail-to-truck transfer facility for products servicing mining, forestry, agricultural, oil and gas. Highway 97C also provides access to Highland Valley Copper Mine. Highway 97 in Cache Creek is the southern point of the Cariboo Connector, which is a key route supporting trade and economic growth.
The Village of Ashcroft and Ashcroft Terminal are partnering with the ministry on this regional paving project. The partnership will provide the ministry with gravel from the nearby supply at Ashcroft Terminal. The project will be tendered in early 2015, and work will be completed during the 2015 paving season.
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