It is intended to make access to the recreation centre, high school and library safer for vehicles and pedestrians. The province says it will also improve drainage on the highway, in an effort to avoid frost heaves’ that cause bumps on the highway.
Chetwynd Mayor Merlin Nichols points out that the project comes after major improvements to the centre have been completed by the District and the Peace River Regional District.
“The new right-in/right-out will provide a number of practical and esthetic benefits to Chetwynd, including improved access to the Recreation Centre, increased safety of entry and egress, and an enhanced appearance and eye-catching street appeal of an already attractive centre,” says Merlin Nichols. “This new access, with the support of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure can be seen as the culmination of our development plans for the present.”
The majority of the $730,600 project has been funded by the District of Chetwynd, with $105,000 coming from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s Safety Enhancement Program. Work is expected to be completed by the end of September.