More safety improvements for Hwy. 16

Two highway safety improvement projects are underway in the Nechako Lakes on Highway 16.

Two highway safety improvement projects are underway in the Nechako Lakes on Highway 16.

Project details:

· Guardrail installation on Cluculz Lake Hill. The guardrail installation will improve safety for all road users by reducing the potential for vehicles to leave the highway.

Highway 16 is a key corridor for not only local commuter traffic, but also commercial, industrial, and tourism traffic.

The cost of the project is $158,000 and work will complete by the end of September.

· Left hand turning lane construction at Williams Crescent, one kilometer east of downtown Houston.

This project includes construction of an intersection and pedestrian crossing improvements.

By providing a dedicated left turn slot and access control at Williams Crescent, motorists on Highway 16 will benefit from improved safety at the intersection.

The cost of the project is $1 million and work will complete by the end of October.

“These kinds of highway improvements give motorists a little more room to safely get to their destinations, as well as give pedestrians a safer roadway for use.” said Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad

These projects are part of $14.3 million invested this year by the Government of British Columbia for 14 different highway infrastructure improvements in the Nechako Lakes region, to improve safety for local residents and commercial drivers.

Since 2001, the Province has invested over $342 million in Nechako Lakes for improvements to the highway network and community infrastructure.

Follow the work of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure online at www.tranbc.ca.