Regional Manager Scott Maxwell says bids will be accepted from mid-April to the end of May.
He says, it’s hoped, the actual work can begin in June, once a contractor is chosen.
Maxwell says several different projects are planned for the hill.
“For the bottom two kilometres, it’s going to be expanded to four lanes. That’s going to be the bulk of the work. There’s going to be a lot of slope stability work that’s going to happen at the same time as that. We’re also going to be improving the intersections at Johnson, as well as Big Bam Road, and we’re going to building a much larger chain-up for the truckers in the Winter” said Maxwell.
Work is expected to take up to two years to complete.