As part of B.C. on the Move, the province's 10-year transportation plan, work is underway to four-lane three kilometres of Highway 97 between Dragon Lake Road and Quartz Road south of Quesnel.
A $7.84 million contract has been awarded to Jakes Construction of Chilliwack and completion on the project is anticipated for late summer 2016.
This project is part of $200 million committed for Phase 2 of the Cariboo Connector program that will add 30 kilometres of new four-lane sections to Highway 97.
This builds on the $240 million already invested through the first phase of the program.
Acceleration and deceleration lanes will be added and the highway shoulders will be widened.
Intersection improvements at Sales and Campfire roads will include left turn bays and illumination.