Five different highway safety enhancement projects are underway in the Nechako Lakes and will be complete by the end of September.
There will be construction of a sidewalk in Houston on Highway 16 between Tweedie Road and Benson Road. The concrete sidewalk will improve pedestrian safety by connecting community paths with the signalized pedestrian crossing at Tweedie Road.
Installation of a speed reader board on Highway 16 in Burns Lake at the east end of town.
A speed reader board on Highway 16 in Houston at the west end of town will be installed.
As well as two speed reader boards on Highway 16 in Fort Fraser, one at each end of the community.
Speed reader boards will increase the safety of pedestrians and the travelling public by alerting motorists who are travelling too fast.
Installation of a flashing green, pedestrian activated signal and new street lights on Highway 27 through the Nak’azdli Reserve. An enhanced pedestrian crossing and improved lighting will make Highway 27 safer for both pedestrians and motorists.
“These are just the kinds of safety improvement projects that are important to families. Pedestrian safety is paramount, and I’m happy local governments have identified these areas of improvement.” said Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad
These projects are part of $5 million invested this year by the Government of British Columbia for safety projects in and near B.C. communities to improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists on provincial highways.
These projects were chosen by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure through consultation with local governments and law enforcement. Many of the projects are underway; all will be complete by winter.