Three years and $21.4 million later, the Highway 2 four-laning project from 8th Street to the Snake Pit Road will be complete at the end of this month and divider lines will be painted on the stretch of road by this weekend, according to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.
The total budget for the project came in at $36.5 million. Only one contract was awarded for the work and it went to Dawson Creek's Brocor Construction, who began the project in June 2013.
$4 million was spent on the highway this year including paving, concrete barrier placement, gravel shouldering and signage.
The project is part of overall highway improvements the ministry had planned from the Alberta border to Fort St. John. Other projects within the corridor included a 2.8 kilometre southbound passing land at Blockline Road in Tomslake, with intersection improvements at Highway 2, Blockline, Arndt and Wade Roads.
Intersection improvements were also made at Highway 2 and Tremblay Trail and a 2 kilometre, northbound passing lane at Mile 10 north of Dawson Creek.
These projects were all completed in 2013.