Carson Drive and Toop Road Intersection Improvements

Carson Drive to Toop Road is located in an urban to semi-rural transition zone in Williams Lake. This project involves four-laning 1.5 km of Highway 97 and intersection improvements at Carson Drive and Toop Road as well as improvements to the McKinnon Road, 11th Avenue North and Broadway Avenue North city road connections to Highway 97.

Caron Drive to Toop Road is mainly commercial-use and includes hotels, automobile sales, and machinery sales. Carson Drive is the lone signal along the segment. All other accesses are regulated by stop signs along the side streets. Carson Drive, 11th Avenue North and Toop Road link schools, the hospital, and downtown Williams Lake.

Project manager:
Lisa Amminson


  • Planning complete
  • Design complete
  • Public consultation complete
  • Utility coordination is ongoing
  • Property negotiations underway

Project Benefits

  • Improve safety and mobility
  • Reduce number of conflict points
  • Reduce potential collisions with vehicles at Carson Drive and 11th Avenue North
  • Reduce potential collisions from vehicles decelerating to turn off highway 97
  • Better intersection configuration at Highway 97 and Toop Road and Highway 97 and Carson Drive
  • Increase road and shoulder width to improve safety for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians

Public Consultation & Design

Public consultation is ongoing for this project.