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);
- 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);
- Pouce Coupe River Bridge (east of Dawson Creek): permanent repairs to the Pouce Coupe River Bridge on Highway 49, which was damaged in a November 2019 accident (budget: $3.6 million);
- Highways 2, 49 and 97 (Dawson Creek area): resurfacing Highway 2 from the east side of the roundabout and the junction of Highway 97, Highway 49 from the roundabout to the B.C.-Alberta border and Highway 97 from the junction of Highway 2 to the CN Rail crossing. This project also includes resurfacing of numerous side roads in the Dawson Creek area (budget: $8.8 million);
- Highway 29 (north of Tumbler Ridge):
- resurfacing more than 27 kilometres of Highway 29 South from the junction of Highway 29 and Highway 52 to the Bullmoose Flats Bridge (budget: $4.3 million);
- resurfacing of nearly 45 kilometres of 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 two-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 (budget: $15 million);
- Highway 16 (east of Prince George): resurfacing of 11 kilometres of Highway 16 from Old Caribou Highway to Giscome Road. This project includes resurfacing of 16 kilometres of Upper Fraser Road. (budget: $4.6 million); and
- Highway 37 North (Dease Lake area): resurfacing of 58 kilometres of Highway 37 North between the Barrage North brake-check to the Eddontenajoan Rest Area (budget: $5 million).
2016 Peace Flood Recovery Program
The ministry is building new infrastructure in the Peace region that can withstand future floods and make travel safer and more efficient for people who live and work in the region.
- 8th Street Bridge (Dawson Creek): replacement of the culverts with a five-lane, 45-metre-long bridge (budget: $28 million).
Highway 29 realignment program
The ministry is working closely with BC Hydro to realign over 30 kilometres of Highway 29, including new bridges and stabilization work, between Fort St. John and Hudson Hope as part of the Site C project. More information is available at: https://www.sitecproject.com/construction-activities/highway-29