Highway 97 - Racing Road and Quesnel-Hydraulic Road Intersection Improvements

Highway 97 - Racing Road and Quesnel-Hydraulic Road intersection improvements

This project consists of widening approximately 1.1km of Highway 97 and intersection improvements at Racing Road and Quesnel-Hydraulic Road.

The project will include: 

  • Signalization of the intersection at Racing Road
  • Improved movements at Quesnel-Hydraulic Road
  • Improved drainage
  • New lighting
  • A new centre median island and proper deceleration lanes at both intersections to improve safety and movement

Project Cost

  • $7.7M federal contribution
  • $11.3M provincial contribution


Fall 2021:

  • Mobilized to site
  • Clearing and grubbing started
  • Drainage channel works started
  • Municipal services works started

Project Timelines

Spring 2022

  • Mobilize to site
  • Traffic management
  • Continue drainage works
  • Continue municipal works

Summer 2022

  • Traffic management
  • Highway construction and paving
  • Sideroad construction and paving

Fall 2022

  • Traffic management
  • Site restorations
  • Demobilization

Project Benefits

This project will benefit the community by:

  • Improving safety along the Highway 97 corridor
  • Improving mobility along Highway 97 and access to and from the frontage roads


  • Intersection construction activities to begin late spring 2022
  • Project completion expected Fall 2022

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