Cariboo Connector - Phase 2

Phase 2 of the work to widen the Cariboo Connector to four lanes consists of nine projects. This will add 30 km of new four-lane sections to Highway 97. The nine new projects will all be underway by 2017.

At the completion of Phase 2, almost 50 percent of the 440-km highway between Cache Creek and Prince George will be either three or four lanes wide, improving the safety and mobility of this important corridor.

Old Cariboo Highway to Sintich Road
The Old Cariboo Highway to Sintich Road project widened approximately 3.5 km of Highway 97 to four lanes, and includes intersection improvements along the corridor.

Status: Completed August 2013

Stone Creek to Williams Road
Four-laning between the Stone Creek Bridge and Williams Road including replacement or realignment at the CN Rail Overhead, south of Prince George.

Status: Construction beginning in 2015

Quartz Road to Dragon Lake
The Quartz Road to Dragon Lake Road project, south of Quesnel, widened almost three kilometres of Highway 97 to four lanes.  The project also added acceleration and deceleration lanes, along with left-turn slots at Sales and Campsite Roads.

Status: Completed September 2016

Carson to Toop Road
Four-laning 1.5 km of Highway 97 and intersection improvements at Carson Drive and Toop Road in Williams Lake including access management and intersection improvements.

Status: Construction began in September, 2017, and the project is estimated to be complete by 2019.

Williams Lake I.R. to Lexington
Four-laning between the South Boundary of the Williams Lake Indian Reserve and Lexington Road.

Status: Construction began in fall 2016 and is anticipated to be completed in November 2017

Stormy Road
Four-laning, tying together the previously-constructed Stormy Road North and Bullock Lake Road projects, south of 100 Mile House.

Status: Completed in October 2013

74 Mile to 76 Mile
Four-laning, tying together the Stormy and 70 Mile North sections, south of 100 Mile House.

Status: Completed Fall 2015

70 Mile North
Four-laning starting north of Willow Road, near the community of 70 Mile House.

Status: Completed in October 2013

Bonaparte Intersection
Intersection improvements at Bonaparte intersection, north of Cache Creek.

Status: Completed November 19, 2012