17 Ways We’re Upgrading Travel for Drivers in Peace Region

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If you’ve been driving the south Peace River region recently, you may have noticed quite a few safety cones along the highway with all the work that’s going on. Well, there are more of those cones to come.

Here’s a rundown of the work either already underway or that will begin this summer (with completion in the fall):

Highway 2

  • Construction of 5.5 km of 4-laning between just south of the Highway 52 junction and 192nd road, widening of the Tupper Creek Bridge, and construction of two new bridges.
  • Construction of 5.6 km of 4-laning between 8th Street and Rolla Road including intersection improvements.

Highway 97

  • Construction of two km of 4-laning, one km south of Taylor – including chain-up and intersection improvements.
  • Grade reduction on East Pine Overpass to increase clearance for industrial traffic.
  • Replace the Bissett Creek Bridge south of Chetwynd.
  • Resurface 30.7 km of Braden Road from the intersection of Highway 97.
  • Pave the Tate Creek Road/Lansfried Road intersection and construct and sealcoat the remaining 3.1 km of Adams Road.
  • Gravelling, brushing and minor improvements on various side roads in the South Peace area.
  • Crack sealing and patching on various side roads impacted by the oil and gas industry in the South Peace area.

Highway 29

  • Resurface the Murray River Bridge deck and construct joint modifications.
  • Sealcoat 4 km of the Vopicka Road.
  • Scour protection of the Medicine Woman Bridge.
  • Install a speed reader board on Highway 2 in Pouce Coupe.
  • Install a speed reader board on Highway 97 in Dawson Creek.
  • Apply dust control on various side roads impacted by the oil and gas industry in the South Peace area.
  • Marking on secondary roads in the South Peace.
  • Install streetlights along the Highway 29 corridor between the two access points into Tumbler Ridge.

Please drive safely through the Cone Zone areas as we work to improve roads to help you get where you’re going. It’s going to be a busy summer. Any projects in the Peace or beyond that you’d like to know more about? Let us know.


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