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Highway between Sparwood and Elkford gets a facelift

A contract worth $4,646,317 has been awarded to Interoute Construction Ltd. to repair and resurface approximately 30 kilometres of Highway 43 between Sparwood and Elkford.

“Highway 43 is one of our most important highways in this region because it connects workers with the mines as well as serves as the major service artery for all the small businesses that supply the coal mines. This work will improve the quality of the highway and make it safer for workers and their families who use it on a daily basis,” says Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett.

The upgrades aim at increasing the safety for residents of the area and industrial users on the Highway 43 corridor by providing a smoother pavement surface.

Increased traffic from the mining and forest industries combined with a long winter have deteriorated the asphalt surface to a point where routine maintenance is impractical and resurfacing is required.

Approximately 15 km of the highway will be resurfaced using hot in place recycling, a born-in-B.C. technique. The remainder will be resurfacing using a traditional asphalt overlay. Hot in place recycling is a proven resurfacing process that recycles the existing paved surface and requires minimal amounts of new materials.

Work is scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2011.

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