The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is completing several projects in the northern region to improve community safety and ensure a safe and reliable highway system for British Columbia.
The projects are chosen by the ministry in consultation with local governments and law enforcement, and will benefit recreational and commercial traffic, as well as local residents, commuters and cyclists.
Community safety enhancement projects for the north coast region include:
- Intersection improvements at Highway 16 at Kalum Street in completion anticipated later this fall.
- Installation of pedestrian-activated warning lights on Old Lakelse Lake Road in Thornhill - expected to be completed in early spring.
- Inlaid pavement marking on Highway 16 Rainbow Summit in Port Edward - completed.
- Construction of a pedestrian/ski underpass under the Hudson Bay Mountain Road in Smithers - completed.
Other safety improvement projects in the northern region include street lighting, acceleration and deceleration lanes, bus pullouts, and various speed-reader boards. These projects are underway and will be completed later this fall.
The Government of British Columbia is investing $5 million this year on more than 30 projects provincewide under the Community Safety Enhancement Program.
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone -
“In choosing these safety enhancement projects, we talked to local governments and police to find out what the priorities were in each community. This year’s improvements will ensure safer connections for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists on provincial highways and roads as well as in our communities.”
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