Trans-Canada resurfacing near Monte Creek almost done

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KAMLOOPS - Highway drivers heading east and north of Kamloops this summer will be seeing some road resurfacing.

The Trans-Canada Highway east of Kamloops near Monte Creek is 50 per cent of the way being done with a $3.9-million hot-in-place asphalt resurfacing project.

Once the crew is done there it will move to an 11-kilometre section of Highway 5 between Rayleigh and Heffley Creek, transportation minister Todd Stone says in a media release.

The hot-in-place resurfacing technology recycles pavement and produces fewer emissions.

Construction started earlier this month on Highway 5 north of Kamloops and south of McLure. The work, which will include a commercial truck pullout, is scheduled to wrap up in October.

Engineering work has already begun for a three-kilometre passing lane for Highway 5 southbound near Darfield, with an addition of a northbound passing lane to be completed at a later date.

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