Nearly $3 million being spent on North Peace Highway improvements

“The resurfacing projects will make it safer for both industry and residents travelling on our roads,” Peach River North MLA, Pat Pimm said. “Northeast B.C. is a region with growing economic importance, and with increased traffic and industrial use I am pleased to see our government continue to make these improvements to our region’s transportation network.”

 The first priority is Cecil Lake Road, north of Fort St. John, connecting the east-west side of town to Alberta, north of the Peace River. The Liberal’s will seal coat the road and try to prolong the life of the existing pavement.

 “This route is used by the natural gas industry, agricultural industry and local residents,” The BC Liberals said in a statement. “It’s also used as a heavy haul route for the transport of oversized truck loads from Alberta into the Peace Region, supporting B.C.’s oil and gas industry.”

 The Blueberry Reserve Road in Buick Creek, 60 kilometers north of Fort St. John will also be seal coated. This is the final step in a project that began in 2013 to create a dust free and durable hard surfaced road to the local Blueberry first Nations community. It’s the main access into the community and is also used by local natural gas companies and agricultural producers.

 Both highway improvement projects are scheduled to begin in early summer and are expected to be completed this fall.