OLIVER—Hot-in-Place road resurfacing along Highway 3 will begin in May and is scheduled to be completed by late-September. The repaving will begin 21 kilometres east of Highway 5A junction in Princeton and continue east for 9.92 kilometres ending at Stirling Bridge. Work begins again 13 kilometres east of the Highway 3A Junction in Keremeos and continues east for 12 kilometres ending just before Nighthawk Road.
The Hot-in-Place road resurfacing contract, worth a total of $2.3 million, was awarded to Peter’s Bros Construction Ltd., of Penticton. The benefits of using Hot-in-Place asphalt recycling are threefold: the process is faster than traditional paving methods, saves resources, and lowers greenhouse gas emissions.
“Maintaining highway infrastructure is one of our priorities,” said Boundary-Similkameen MLA Linda Larson. “Resurfacing is an economic and environmentally-friendly way to make our roads safer.”
“Highway 3 is a main highway connecting traffic in the southern Okanagan to Princeton, Hope and points beyond,” Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart said. “It is an important part of our economy and our community and these upgrades will benefit both.”