PRINCE GEORGE – Work is underway to install a changeable message board on Highway 97 South near 15 Mile Road, thanks to a $400,000 investment from the B.C. government.

“Our government is committed to building reliable transportation networks by enhancing safety,” Prince George-Mackenzie MLA Mike Morris said. “Investing in these critical routes will keep our regional economy moving as well as increase traffic safety.”

“We want to make sure that highway users have as much information as possible when they are travelling in our province,” Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond said. “Changeable message signs are great tools and can provide real-time information about road conditions, allowing drivers to adjust their speed and driving behaviour.”

This project is part of the B.C. government’s Community Safety Enhancement program. Under this program, the government is investing nearly $5 million this year on more than 40 projects province-wide. The projects are chosen by the ministry in consultation with local governments and law enforcement, and will benefit recreational and commercial traffic, as well as local residents, commuters and cyclists.

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