© Guardian photo by Heather Taweel
The Trans-Canada Highway through New Haven, known as the Plan B highway
It will soon be a smoother drive on the section of the Trans-Canada Highway known as Plan B as the project’s contractor lays a seal coat over the next few weeks.
The work is necessary because of construction late in the season last year that left frost heaves along the $16-million stretch of highway.
Transportation Minister Robert Vessey said work on the seal coat, which started Monday, will likely take about two weeks to finish.
Drivers can expect delays but it will be a normal construction zone for paving, Vessey said.
“Hopefully the weather’s good,” he said.
The Transportation Department has said moisture that didn’t have time to dry or settle at a consistent level caused the noticeable bumps on the highway near New Haven and Bonshaw.
Vessey said the additional work was included in the original contract.
“There’s no extra cost.”