$17 million in improvements coming to Highway 97 near Taylor

The provincial government is chipping in with $17 million in improvements to the Alaska Highway near Taylor. The funding is a part of the Government of B.C.’s ten year transportation plan which will four lane the highway.

On top of four laning a 4.4 kilometre stretch at Tower Lake, the project will also entail work on the intersection of Highway 97 at Newton, and Gibbs roads where east and west left turn lanes will be added, and intersection lighting.

A westbound left turn lane will be constructed as well at Highway 97 and 226 Road.

The project will provide for safer passing opportunities with the amount of commercial trucks using the highway according to release from the Province.

Work will begin in August and is expected to be completed in the fall of 2016.