Contract awarded for work on Highway 5 at McLure

Dawson Construction has been awarded a contract to resurface and widen the shoulders on 6.2 km of Highway 5 south of McLure, as well as McLure Ferry Road and Glenacre Road. The contract is worth nearly $2.3 million.

“The resurfacing and shoulder improvements will make Highway 5 safer and much smoother to drive,” says Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake , “Area residents, tourists, cyclists, and commercial vehicles will see a big benefit.”

Contract details include:

• The contract is worth $2,256,788.50

• Work will begin this June and be completed by early summer

• Resurfacing work will be done on Highway 5 from Jane Road to McLure Ferry Road excluding the North Thompson Passing Lanes project, which is currently under construction. Resurfacing will also be carried out on McLure Ferry Road from the CN crossing to the ferry, and Glenacre Road south of McLure Ferry Road.