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 Materials
The ministry held open houses for the Quesnel Transportation Plan on February 7 and 19, 2018 and also collected feedback online. A summary of the community engagement and the display boards from the open houses are linked below.
- Highway 97 Quesnel Transportation Plan - Phase 2 - Implementation Strategy - June 2018 (PDF, 7.7MB)
- Highway 97 Quesnel Transportation Study - Phase 1 - Existing Conditions - Final Report September 2016 (PDF, 3.8MB)
- Highway 97 Quesnel Transportation Study - Phase 1 - Existing Conditions - Appendix (PDF, 1MB)
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: Study completed and results presented to the Regional District, City Council, and Cariboo North MLA.
This phase generated and assessed short- medium- and long-term improvement concepts.
As part of the Highway 97/Front Street safety improvements taking place in Quesnel, a new laning configuration will go into place in late October 2018. The new laning will provide one lane northbound, one lane southbound and a centre left-turn lane at controlled intersections between the Moffat Bridge and River Park Road.