Stone: Highway 97 four-lane expansion improves safety

Four-lane upgrade to the Cariboo Connector now completed

  • Sep. 17, 2015 8:00 p.m.

A major four-lane expansion of Highway 97 between 74 Mile and 76 Mile is now completed, according to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

Delivered one month ahead of schedule, approximately 4.3 kilometres of Highway 97 are now upgraded, tying together the previously completed Stormy Road and 70 Mile House North four-lane sections south of 100 Mile House.

The completion of this Cariboo Connector project means there is a continuous section of four-lane highway approximately 32 kilometres in length extending from just north of 70 Mile House to six kilometres south of the District of 100 Mile House.

This expanded section of one of British Columbia’s most important corridors will improve safety and efficiency for families, commercial traffic and tourists travelling this route, says Transportation Minister Todd Stone.

All nine Cariboo Connector Phase 2 projects will be complete or underway by 2017. When completed, almost 50 per cent of the 440-kilometre highway between Cache Creek and Prince George will be either three or four lanes.