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Cariboo Connector Work in Quesnel

Sunday, May 17, 2015 @ 3:45 AM

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.”


a bypass around Quesnel would work wonders too. Front St is a joke. And a little North at Ten Mile Lake…..how about a passing lane? Sure is fun following a loaded truck through there at 40 kilometers an hour.

Bypassing Quesnel makes perfect sense , what is the point of travelling through the central core with many stop lights and speed restriction only to get to a four lane highway ? . Build the highway with thought and for traffice flow.

If the Mayor and council don’t forcefully demand a proper by-pass things will never change! This is a big pollution and health issue! As usual the Lower Mainland gets the mine and we get the shaft!

Considering that all the industry in Quesnel is IN Quesnel most of the traffic would go into Quesnel so why would you need a bypass.??

Chip trucks, logging truck, and others load and unload within the City limits.

For the amount of traffic from the South or North that would actually bypass the City it doesn’t warrant a multi million dollar bypass.

Just relax as you go through Quesnel, and you will be back on the main highway in 10 minutes.

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