City “actively” working with MOTI to address intersection issues

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The City of Fort St. John is reportedly working with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to address issues stemming from the intersection of the Alaska Highway and 108th/109th Street.

Lead into history somehow…

In a regular council meeting on December 11th, 2017, council was presented with three options to improve the area.

  • Option One – A centre median to help eliminate left turns in and out of Alaska Road going west and eastbound.
  • Option Two – Triangular islands on the east and west side of the intersection to eliminate unnecessary left-hand turns.
  • Option Three – The hybrid option combines one and two with a median on the south leg of the intersection and two triangular islands.

Details of this meeting can be found below:

In a committee of the whole meeting in August of 2018, businesses along the frontage road expressed their concerns about blocking off the road. They presented their own ideas to mitigate collisions, mainly with updated signage and line painting.

Documents presented at that meeting can be viewed below:

According to the city, following the August 2018 meeting, signage and line painting improvements were made, and staff met with the MOTI to find other solutions.

Due to new traffic and collision data, the city is reportedly “actively” working with the MOTI to address the intersection issues.

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