Beat-up highway will get a facelift

An Aldergrove highway that’s taken a beating from gravel trucks during the Gateway Hwy. 1 construction work is getting a facelift.

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has awarded a $1,894,622 contract to Lafarge Canada to resurface 10.5 kilometres of Highway 13 (264 Street) from the Canada/US border to the Highway 1/264 Street interchange.

The improvements will increase safety and ride comfort for drivers using this important Fraser Valley corridor by providing a smoother pavement surface. Heavy truck traffic in recent years had made the surface like a washboard.

Regular resurfacing protects the road’s foundation by sealing out water and preventing potholing. This project will extend the lifespan of the highway and ensure the public’s infrastructure is maintained to a high standard.

Fort Langley-Aldergrove MLA Rich Coleman said, “This project will extend the lifespan of the road, and make driving this section of highway safer and more comfortable,” he added.

The resurfacing will be done from 0 Avenue  56 Avenue at the interchange.

Work began this month and is to be finished by July. Motorists are urged to pay attention to all traffic control personnel when driving the corridor during this time.