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NEWS RELEASE · 2nd July 2010
Ministry of Transportation
About 230 kilometres of rumble strips have recently been installed along sections of Highway 16 and 97 to improve motorist safety, Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Shirley Bond announced today.

"Highway 97 and 16 are important routes for residents, industry and tourists," said Bond. "Rumble strips have proven to be an effective tool for preventing off-road collisions. This just- completed project will make the roads safer and more efficient for the movement of people and goods."

Shoulder rumble strips were installed along the following sections:

Highway 16
* Thornhill to St. Croix Bridge in Terrace
* McBride Timber Passing Lane, west of Prince George
* Loos Road Passing Lane, east of Prince George
* Lamming Mills to Rest Area, west of McBride
* McBride Frontage to Laing Road, east of McBride
* Lee Road to Blackman Road, east of McBride

Highway 97
* Road 271 to Mile 54 in Fort St. John
* Highway 29 north to Mile 83 in Fort St. John
* Mile 6 Passing Lane in Dawson Creek
* Mile 12 Passing Lane in Dawson Creek

Dunwell Landscaping was awarded a $132,000 contract for the work, which was completed June 30. The project is cost-shared between the Province and ICBC.

Across northern British Columbia alone this year, over $200 million has been committed to 70 new and ongoing highway projects that are expected to create over 1,200 jobs. This brings the total transportation investment in the North since 2001-02 to $1.5 billion.