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Trans-Canada Highway lane expansion underway this summer

Construction to widen an additional 10.5 kilometres of the Trans-Canada Highway to four lanes east of Kamloops will get underway this summer, improving safety on this section of Highway 1 for all motorists.

Two contracts totalling over $28 million have been awarded to 672462 BC Ltd. of Kamloops for construction of the second phase of the Monte Creek to Pritchard Project and the first phase of the Pritchard to Hoffman's Bluff projects.

An estimated 140 jobs will be created over the life of these projects. Work on both projects is expected to begin in the next few weeks.

The second phase of the Monte Creek to Pritchard project will widen a 7.5-kilometre section of Highway 1 to four lanes, and includes a grade- separated interchange at Pritchard. This work will improve safety and increase capacity on this important route for commuters, commercial traffic and tourists. This project is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2015.

The first phase of the Pritchard to Hoffman's Bluff project will widen a three kilometre section of Highway 1 to four lanes and construct a new safer intersection at Stoney Flats Road. This project is scheduled for completion in 2014.

This work is part of the B.C. government's commitment to invest $650 million over 10 years into Highway 1 between Kamloops and the Alberta border. The Highway 1 Kamloops to Alberta Four-Laning Program will create 3,300 direct jobs over the next 10 years.

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