Williams Lake I.R. to Lexington

This Cariboo Connector project stretches from the Williams Lake I.R. to Lexington Road.

The project includes the following improvements:

  • Upgrading 6.2 km of Highway 97 to a four-lane highway
  • Intersection improvements at Peters Drive, Chief Will Yum Gas Bar and the Mission Road and Moose Drive intersections
  • Improving the safety and access at Lexington Road and Sutton Road by eliminating the at-grade intersections and replacing them with a grade separated intersection to the east
  • Repositioning of pedestrian underpass

Project cost:
$47 million

Project manager:
Ken Aura


  • Construction was delayed by the 2017 Cariboo wildfires. The project is now scheduled for completion in Spring 2019.

Project Objectives

  • Increase safety by improving alignment
  • Increase capacity of Highway 97 from two lanes to four lanes
  • Improve highway access by balancing the economic development objectives of the community with the mobility and safety objectives of minimizing and consolidating direct highway access points
  • Minimize project environmental impacts through thoughtful design, appropriate mitigation of impacts and compensation where impacts cannot be mitigated
  • Provide a product that will meet the needs and expectations of the users and the local community.

Public Consultation & Design

Public consultation is finished for this project.