FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - A $2.33-million contract has been awarded to Brocor Construction Ltd. of Dawson Creek for a project to upgrade the intersection at Highway 97 and Montney Highway (Road 254).
The project, located about 30 kilometres north of Fort St. John, includes realigning and widening the intersection, construction of left turn lanes and upgrading the lighting to increase safety on this busy route which is heavily used by commercial traffic as an alternative route to Alberta.
Development of industries such as oil and gas, forestry and agriculture has increased the use of large vehicles in northern British Columbia. As a crucial corridor for these vehicles, Highway 97 now experiences one of the highest ratios of commercial versus public traffic in the province.
Work is expected to begin in May, with completion in late September.