Provincial government commits to four-laning over 10 years

At the UBCM conference, Premier Clark says province will work with feds to four-lane the Trans-Canada Highway from Kamloops to Alberta.

At the 2012 Union of BC Municipalities convention, Premier Christy Clark promised continued four-laning of the Trans-Canada Highway.

The Premier announced a total of $650-million over 10 years to continue four-lane improvements to the Trans-Canada Highway between Kamloops and the Alberta border. In addition to the $141 million from the government’s current three-year service plan, Clark said, it is allocating another $509 million over the next 10 years, for a total of $650 million.

“We are taking some very important steps to drive the BC Jobs Plan forward. By planning to replace the George Massey Tunnel and maintaining our commitment to complete four-laning of the Trans-Canada, we are supporting the communities that depend on them and growing our economy,” Clark said.

Added Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Mary Polak: “Our goal is to see the entire Trans-Canada Highway four-laned from Kamloops to Alberta. We’ll be working with our federal government to seek matching funds to improve this corridor, which connects our Pacific Gateway with the rest of Canada.”