The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has awarded the contract for construction of the Halfway River segment of the Highway 29 realignment to Eiffage-Infracon Halfway River Joint Venture (Note: This joint venture is not affiliated with Halfway River First Nations).
The scope of work for the $104.6-million contract includes:
- 3.7 kilometres of new two-lane highway
- One-kilometre-long bridge crossing Halfway River
Located approximately 45 kilometres northwest of Fort St. John, the Halfway River segment is one of several realignments planned along Highway 29. Construction of the Halfway River segment is expected to begin this winter with completion in fall 2022.
Creating the Site C reservoir will require approximately 30 kilometres of Highway 29 to be realigned to maintain a safe and efficient route for all vehicles.
The realignments are funded by BC Hydro, with this contract being the first public tender award and delivery carried out by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.
As a majority of the work is taking place away from the current Highway 29 alignment, people travelling through the area will experience limited traffic disruptions. The existing highway alignment, including the current Halfway River Bridge, will remain open while construction of the new crossing takes place.
October 28, 2019
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has awarded the contract for construction of the Halfway River segment of the Highway 29 realignment to Eiffage-Infracon Halfway River Joint Venture.