Work on Quesnel Transportation Plan Underway
Quesnel, B.C.- Minister of Transportation, Todd Stone, says his ministry is working with stakeholders in Quesnel to develp a transportation plan that will address safety issues.
Stone says he is well aware of the concerns about dangerous goods travelling along a route that travels directly in front of the G.R. Baker Hospital, he says he is also aware of the issues of the “tight corners” transport trucks have to take to continue on their highway 97 journey.
It was a year ago that Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson spoke to 250News about the traffic issue, “It impacts the safety in the downtown core, it’s a congestion issue and it’s an air quality issue because during the peak hauling season, the logging truck traffic coming from everywhere has to come along our Front Street, and the stop start there drops the dust off the trucks and adds to our air quality issues.”
Stone says his team is working with stakeholders to try and address those concerns, as well as looking at the potential of improving the road through Nazko to link with highway 16 west. He says such a roadway would allow Quesnel to take advantage of the opportunities presented along the 16 west corridor.