PINANTAN — Resurfacing on 24.6 kilometres of the Paul Lake Road/Pinantan-Pritchard Road is half done, the provincial government announced today (Aug. 24, 2015).
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure awarded a $3.8-million contract to B.A. Dawson Blacktop Ltd. for the work that began a few weeks ago. The project is expected to be finished in late September.
Transportation Minister Todd Stone and Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake announced the half-way milestone, with Lake calling the upgrade “critical for the safety of everyone who uses” the road.
Stone said the project is part of a program to upgrade side roads.
Pinantan and Paul Lake residents have complained about the rough condition of the road for several years.
Construction is taking place between Chief Louis Way and Harper Ranch-Pinantan Road. The project includes minor roadway realignment and levelling, and minor shoulder construction.
The government’s media release said the project includes a partnership with the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc, who have worked with the ministry and Argo Road Maintenance on ditching and drainage improvements along the road in advance of the paving work.