2008-07-10

B.C. INVESTING IN 100 MILE HOUSE AREA ROADS

The Province is investing in the upgrade of 100 Mile House area roads and local roads impacted by the harvest of mountain pine beetle-infested wood, Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Kevin Falcon announced today.

“We know the road network in the rural communities has been hard hit by logging trucks carrying mountain pine beetle wood to market,” said Falcon. “That’s why we are providing a $1.75-million grant to help 100 Mile House alleviate the wear and tear caused by heavy truck traffic and help ensure a safe, reliable road system for the travelling public.”

The grant to 100 Mile House is part of a $10-million one-time contribution to smaller British Columbia communities to improve key local roads impacted by the mountain pine beetle harvest.