Designed by BC's Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MoTI) to alleviate the Okanagan's growing population and congestion, this three-year project realigned Highway 97 between Summerland and Peachland, BC. While safely completing the staggering 1,000,000 m3 of rock cuts and 700,000 m3 of earth moving, Arthon also maintained traffic flow and managed critical scheduling throughout drilling, blasting, rock hauling, and earthworks.
In 2008, Arthon was awarded the contract to realign and build four lanes of roadway between Summerland and Peachland along Highway 97. The work included earthworks, culverts, on-site aggregate production, and the management and coordination of subcontractors for drill and blast operations and asphalt paving.
Our team realigned and built 7 km of four-lane roadway through difficult terrain along the existing Highway 97 above Okanagan Lake. Concluding in 2010, the work included over 1,000,000 m3 of rock cuts and 700,000 m3 of earth moving.
Arthon successfully maintained traffic flow with minimal road closures, safely drilled and blasted in close proximity to existing traffic-ways, met critical scheduling, and carefully addressed unpredictable wildlife issues.