The office of Provincial Energy Minister Blair Lekstrom says he, Senator Richard Neufeld and, Fort Nelson Mayor, Bill Streeper, will make a major oil and gas industry announcement at one o’clock this afternoon in Fort Nelson.
The Vancouver Sun is reporting it will be another $187 million upgrade to the Sierra Yoyo Desan resource road, that got a $40 million one just five years ago.
However, the new construction which is expected to create 1,100 jobs over four years, is said to be necessary in an anticipation of a major increase in heavy vehicular traffic associated with the development of the Horn River Basin.
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Meantime, more senior government investment money is expected to be announced for this area on Monday.