Mobile Home pilot project en route to Fort Nelson

If you’re traveling up the Alaska Highway on Tuesday, you might be traveling alongside a house.

Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement is conducting a Pilot Project, to assess the practicality of moving a 20 foot wide Mobile Home from Fort St. John to Fort Nelson.

Derek Drummond is the District Operations Manager for the North Peace Ministry of Transportation. He says Fort St. John is a hub for modular manufacture, and with the with the potential need for housing in the Horn River area, moves like this could become more commonplace.

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Ministry vehicles and staff as well as Pilot Cars began their journey at around 9:20 on Tuesday morning.

Drummond says there is no company in the Fort Nelson area that manufactures Mobile Homes.

Meanwhile, he says there will be obstacles to face during the expected 5-6 hour drive.

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Drummond is asking for motorists to be patient during the move, and the load will be pulling over for traffic to pass when it is safe to do so.