Work on the 3.3-kilometre expansion of the Trans-Canada highway, west of Chase, B.C., is roughly halfway complete. To date, Dawson Civil has excavated and placed nearly 500,000 cubic metres of material and installed 1.5 kilometres of pipe – varying in size from 20 centimetres, up to nearly 2 metres in diameter.
Crews are beginning to install two new structures this month – a 43-metre-long pedestrian tunnel and a 57-metre-long multiplate cattle tunnel. Gravel placement is also currently underway in preparation for paving the two new lanes of highway in the Spring.
Travelers can expect to see traffic flow moved to the new section of highway once paving is done. This will allow Dawson Civil crews to complete the remainder of the project on the existing stretch of highway, including the installation of intersections and frontage roads.
More updates will come as the project progresses.