Two companies in the southern interior will begin resurfacing work in the coming weeks on Kamloops-area highways.

Dawson Construction of Kamloops will resurface the Trans-Canada Highway between the Springhill and Sagebrush overpasses, as well as 13 kilometres of Long Lake Road.

The contract is valued at $1.6 million.

The work on the Trans-Canada Highway will begin in mid-July and work on Long Lake Road in early August.

The project is expected to finish in the fall.

Belvedere Place Contracting Ltd. of Kelowna has been awarded a $3.14-million contract to resurface approximately 27 kilometres of Highway 97C west from Logan Lake toward the Highland Valley Copper mine.

Preliminary work will begin before the end of July and the project is expected to be completed in September.

Work will not occur over holiday weekends and government staff will ‘monitor traffic throughout the duration of the projects in an effort to minimize delays caused by the construction.

However, motorists are advised to allow for extra time and are reminded to obey traffic control personnel and construction speed limits, and watch for workers and highway message boards.

For up-to-date traffic advisories, go online to drivebc.ca.