Signal lights coming to Simpson Trail in Fort Nelson

Construction of intersection improvements and signalization at Highway 97 and Simpson Trail in Fort Nelson is scheduled to begin in mid-June. The $1.86 million contract is to be shared between the B.C. government and the Northern Rockies Regional Municipalities.

With the opening of the new recreation centre in Fort Nelson, traffic volumes have increased at the Simpson Trail intersection.

“The new traffic lights, turning lanes and traffic islands will increase safety and mobility for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles accessing both the new facilities to the north and the park to the south,” Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm said.

This project is part of B.C. on the Move, the B.C. government’s 10-year transportation plan to improve the province’s transportation network.

Work will be done by IDL Projects Inc. of Prince George and is expected to be completed in late September.

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