Highway 97 North - Bridge Projects

The Highway 97 North – Bridge Projects are all located on a 40km stretch of Highway 97, west of Chetwynd B.C. We are replacing five culverts and one bridge with six new clear span bridges. This work is part of the 2016 Peace Flood Recovery program.

Construction Updates

During construction:

  • All projects will have two-lane detours to move traffic safely and efficiently around the construction zones.
  • Speed limits will be reduced to 50 km/h at the construction sites
  • Please obey all traffic advisory signs

Check DriveBC for the most up to date traffic information.

For photos and general interest, go to the TranBC Flickr site, where we will be posting regular photos of project construction.

Project Details

(Listed as one is travelling northbound on Highway 97)


Tippy Corner Bridge Project - Before

Tippy Corner Bridge Before

Replacement of the existing 2.7m culvert with a 17.5m bridge and new highway approaches.

Traffic management: 2 lane detour, construction zone speed limit

Timeline: Construction Spring 2018 to September 2019


Crassier Creek Bridge Project - Before

Crassier Creek Bridge Before

Replacement of the existing 18.2m bridge with a 36m bridge as well as 1.1km of new highway approaches to improve the highway geometry and improve access to the Willow Creek Mine road.

Traffic management: 2 lane detour, construction zone speed limit

Timeline: Construction Spring 2017 to August 2018


Willow Flats Bridge Project - Before

Willows Flat Bridge Before

Replacement of the existing culvert with a 13.5m bridge and new highway approaches.

Traffic management: 2 lane detour, construction zone speed limit

Timeline: Construction Spring 2018 to October 2018


Bowlder Creek Bridge Project - Before

Bowlder Creek Bridge Before

Replacement of the existing culvert with a 30.5m bridge and new highway approaches.

Traffic management: 2 lane detour, construction zone speed limit

Timeline: Construction Spring 2018 to Fall 2019


Commotion Creek Bridge - Before

Commotion Creek Bridge Before

Replacement of the existing culvert with a 38m bridge and new highway approaches.

Traffic management: 2 lane detour, construction zone speed limit

Timeline: Construction Spring 2018 to October 2018


Stone Creek Bridge Project - Before

Stone Creek Bridge Before

Replacement of existing culvert with a 19m bridge and new highway approaches.

Traffic management: 2 lane detour, construction zone speed limit

Timeline: Construction Spring 2018 to August 2019