The B.C. government has reached a deal with a group of private construction outfits to complete the contentious South Fraser Perimeter Road project.
Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Shirley Bond and Treasury Board president Stockwell Day today (August 12) announced the contract with the Fraser Transportation Group.
The South Fraser Perimeter Road, a proposed 40-kilometre, four-lane highway through Delta and Surrey, is slated to be complete in 2013.
It will be built as part of the provincial Gateway Program, a plan intended to improve transportation of people and goods in the Metro Vancouver region.
But critics have argued the plan to expand transportation routes will increase traffic congestion on roads.
According to a news release from the province, the construction work by the Fraser Transportation Group will cost $658 million.