Quesnel Transportation Study

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure committed $300,000 over two years for a Highway 97 corridor analysis to determine the traffic patterns and long-term transportation needs of Quesnel.  

Evaluation of the Highway 97 Corridor

The study examines the corridor from the Highway 97/Barkerville Highway Junction to Basalt Road in the Quesnel area. Within 14 kilometres, conditions along Highway 97 change significantly as a result of the challenging geography.

Open House

The ministry is inviting the public to provide input at an upcoming open house, which will answer questions and collect input for the Quesnel Transportation Plan, which is nearing completion. We will also provide information on plans to reconfigure part of Front Street and relocate the Reid Street traffic light.

The media and public are welcome to attend the open house scheduled for:

Date: Monday, Feb. 19, 2018
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Quesnel and District Seniors’ Community Centre
461 Carson Ave.

Open House Materials


In April 2017, an open house was held to provide results from Phase 1 of the study and the public was invited to provide input for exploring options in Phase 2. A summary report of this community engagement is linked here.

Phase 1 - Existing Conditions (2015/16)

Status: Study completed and results presented to the Regional District, City Council, and Cariboo North MLA on April 20, 2016.

This phase includes data collection, needs assessment and problem definition. Data was collected on traffic volumes, traffic patterns and the performance of the existing infrastructure and intersections from a safety, reliability and mobility perspective.

Phase 2 - Future Conditions (2016/17)

Status: Ongoing

This phase will generate and assess short- medium- and long-term improvement concepts.