Paving projects sink $1.45 milllion into provincial roadways 

Highway 99 and Squamish Valley Road improvements now complete

click to enlarge FILE PHOTO - BLACK TOP Nearly $1.5 million was invested in asphalt upgrades in four locations in the Sea to Sky corridor, including sections of Highway 99 between Whistler and Pemberton.
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  • BLACK TOP Nearly $1.5 million was invested in asphalt upgrades in four locations in the Sea to Sky corridor, including sections of Highway 99 between Whistler and Pemberton.

The sailing is a little smoother in three places on Highway 99 thanks to a fall paving project between Whistler and Pemberton.

Asphalt resurfacing is complete now in the Pemberton area, at Nairn Falls and at Wedge Park. The three highway projects measured almost two kilometers of improvements.

Cedric Evangelista with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure confirmed that approximately $750,000 was spent to improve the highway pavement in the three areas.

As part of the same project a section of the Squamish Valley Road was improved.

“Construction started on Squamish Valley Road just north of Cloudburst Crescent and went for 1.18kms (2.38 lane kms) in the northbound direction,” Evangelista wrote in an email message.

The Highway 99 and Squamish Valley projects are both complete now.

While those paving projects are complete a few Highway 99 maintenance projects are slated for the days and weeks ahead.

Delays of up to 20 minutes should be expected every day from 8:30 a.m. until 4:40 p.m. six kilometres north of Whistler for construction. This project ends on Thursday, Oct. 10.

There’s also a construction project on the highway between Harrow Road and Arn Canal Bridge every day until Friday, Oct. 4 in Pemberton. No delays are expected while crews are working in the area between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily.

Lane closures should be expected in Squamish for regular maintenance work between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. for the next 10 months.

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