Next week, construction of the Highway 29 realignment at Halfway River will begin, as part of the Site C project. BC Hydro is working with the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to deliver the Highway 29 construction.
In this area, the reservoir will cover the existing highway. This requires the construction of a new one-kilometre-long bridge and three kilometres of new highway, slightly north of the existing highway.
Over the next few months, equipment and materials will move to site, waste wood will be disposed, and site preparations for road and bridge construction will begin.
This work is being done to prepare for filling the Site C reservoir, which will widen the Peace River and cover parts of the existing highway. In total, more than 30 kilometres of highway will be built in six different segments on Highway 29.
What to expect
- Increased construction-related traffic in the area
- Traffic control personnel and signage
- Occasional minor delays to traffic
- Increased noise, dust and vibration
- Work will take place 24 hours a day, seven days a week
We ask drivers to allow more time for their travel, and use caution near work areas.