The B.C. government continues to invest in transportation infrastructure for the safe, reliable and efficient movement of people and goods.
In the North, there are numerous highway and related infrastructure projects underway or planned for 2021.
Highlighted projects include:
- Farrell Creek Road (west of Fort St. John): project to improve road drainage approximately 1.2 kilometres from the intersection of Highway 29 and Farrell Creek Road (budget: $3 million);
- Highway 97 (southeast of Fort St. John): construction of a new four-way, signalized intersection at Highway 97 and Swanson Lumber Road (budget: $9.9 million);
- North Peace side roads (north of Fort St. John): resurfacing of side roads in the North Peace, including segments of Cecil Lake Road, 271 Road, Clayhurst Road, Cutoff Road, Milligan Creek Road, Montney Road and Siphon Creek Road (budget: $3.5 million);
- South Peace side roads (Chetwynd area): asphalt resurfacing of 9.8 kilometres in Wabi Estates Subdivision (budget: $1.8 million);
- Good Bridge (east of Fort St. John): construction of a two-lane, 42-metre clear span structure on Cecil Lake Road (budget: $10.2 million);
- Highway 97 (south of Chetwynd): resurfacing nearly 55 kilometres of Highway 97 between Solitude Mountain and Stone Creek (budget $8.4 million);
- Highway 29 (north of Tumbler Ridge):
- asphalt resurfacing of more than 26 kilometres on Highway 29 from the junction of Highway 29 and Highway 52 to the Bullmoose Flats Bridge (budget: $4.3 million);
- sealcoat resurfacing of nearly 46 kilometres on Highway 29 between Sukunka Forest Service Road and Bullmoose Flats Bridge (budget: $2.3 million);
- Bullmoose Creek Lower Bridge (north of Tumbler Ridge): rehabilitation of the two-lane, 131-metre-long bridge (budget: $2.5 million);
- Highway 16 (west of Burns Lake): construction of a 1.9-kilometre westbound passing lane, extension of the eastbound passing lane by 400 metres and improvements to the entry and exit lanes to the brake check and chain off areas at 6 Mile Summit, 40 kilometres west of Burns Lake (budget: $15 million);
- Highway 16 (east of Prince George): asphalt resurfacing of 11 kilometres on Highway 16 from Old Caribou Highway to Giscome Road. This project includes intermittent asphalt resurfacing of 16 kilometres on Upper Fraser Road. (budget: $4.6 million);
- Highway 16 and Highway 97 (east and south of Prince George): hot-in-place resurfacing of 16.6 kilometres on Highway 97 from Regional Boundary to Stone Creek Bridge and Red Rock to Old Cariboo and 34.5 kilometres on Highway 16 from Tabor Mountain to Bowron River (budget: $7.2 million);
- Highway 37 North (Dease Lake area): sealcoat resurfacing of 60 kilometres of Highway 37 North between the Burrage North brake-check to the Eddontenajon Slide Rest Area and two kilometres near Cottonwood River Bridge (budget: $5 million);
- 8th Street Bridge (Dawson Creek): replacement of culverts with a five-lane, 45-metre-long bridge (budget: $28 million);
- Highway 16 (east of McBride): asphalt resurfacing of 22.5 kilometres on Highway 16 from Laing Road to Lee Road;
- Highway 16 (west of Smithers): sealcoat resurfacing of 28 kilometres on Highway 16 from Witset to Mudflat Overhead. This work will also include first-time hard surfacing of four kilometres on Old Babine Road (budget: $2.8 million); and
- Highway 27 and Tachie Road (north of Vanderhoof): asphalt resurfacing of 29 kilometres on Tachie Road and 2.6 kilometres on Highway 27 through Fort St. James (budget: $5.6 million).