Cariboo Connector Work in Quesnel
Quesnel, B.C. – The four laning of Highway 97 between Dragon Lake Road and Quartz Road south of Quesnel is underway.
The $7.84 million contract, awarded to Jakes Construction of Chilliwack, is part of the provincial government’s new 10-year transportation plan and is expected to be complete by late summer, 2016.
This program is part of $200 million committed for Phase 2 of the Cariboo Connector program that will add 30 kilometres of new four-lane sections to Highway 97.
Almost three kilometres of the highway near Quesnel will be four laned while acceleration and deceleration lanes will be added and the highway shoulders will be widened.
Intersection at Sales and Campfire Roads will include left turn bays and illumination.
The project is part of a $2.5 billion investment by Victoria to improve B.C.’s transportation network.
“The additional four-lane section south of Quesnel is welcome news,” says Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes. “Improvements and investments to the safety and efficiency of our highways have significant, positive effects on how our residential, commercial and tourist traffic moves throughout the Cariboo and across the province.”