Province sets aside money for highway repairs on the Island

More than $28 million has been earmarked by the provincial government for upcoming roadwork projects on Vancouver Island.

  • Jun. 17, 2016 2:00 p.m.

The provincial government has set aside $3.3 million to resurface Highway 28 near Buttle Narrows.

More than $28 million has been earmarked by the provincial government for upcoming roadwork projects on Vancouver Island, including more than $9 million for improvements in our area.

The new projects announced for our region include a $3.8 million resurfacing between Haliburton and Sayward Road, a $3.3 million resurfacing of Highway 28 near Buttle Narrows between Campbell River and Gold River and $2 million going toward the Eve River Bridge embankment stabilization project north of Sayward.

Also announced was an additional $4 million to “resurface various side roads” around Vancouver Island.

“This year’s transportation projects will benefit recreational and commercial traffic as well as local residents and commuters,” said Comox Valley MLA Don McRae in the government announcement. “This is a substantial investment that is great news for our communities for the jobs being created along with the safer and smoother connections that will result.”

These projects are anticipated to be completed by this fall.