Cache Creek is now hoping to resurface Old Cariboo Road between the Starhouse Restaurant all the way to the Cache Creek Veterinary Clinic with the help of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.
The Ministry will be undertaking a large project this Fall in the area, paving Evans Rd. in Ashcroft and Hwy 1 through Cache Creek. While the machinery and labour is available, the Village wants to have the road past the Post Office resurfaced.
The Village will be responsible for all costs associated with the project, which is expected to be just under $100,000.
Council agreed to the contribution agreement provided by the Ministry, subject to the final costs being submitted and coming within the budget at its Jan. 26 meeting. However, as all of the Ministry’s projects in the area were listed in the same document, Council asked staff to double check to make sure they weren’t responsible for paying for all of it.
Administrator Dan Plamondon told Council that the initial estimate for the resurfacing was $115,000, but now they’re thinking that they can do it for less than $100,000.
Last Fall the Ministry promised to pave 28 km of local roads. Besides Evans Rd. to the Ashcroft Terminal, paving is also planned for the bridge to the brake check on Hwy 97C. In Cache Creek, Hwy 1 to the Bonaparte Bridge is planned, Hwy 1 east from Quartz Rd. to the end of the four lane, and 4.3 km of Loon Lake Road.