As part of Phase 3 of the Cariboo Connector Program, design work is underway on a project to four-lane a section of Highway 97 and upgrade the intersection at Highway 97 and the Old Cariboo Highway.
Prince George MLAs Shirley Bond and Mike Morris made the announcement this morning, accompanied by Mayor Lyn Hall.
The Old Cariboo Highway connects Highway 16 east to Highway 97 south and is often used as a bypass route around the city. Where this highway intersects with Highway 97, it has presented a number of safety concerns for residents and commercial traffic. This new project would be a continuation of previous four-laning completed in Phase 1 and 2 of the program.