PRINCE GEORGE – Construction of a bus pullout lane on Highway 97N near Northwood Pulp Road will increase safety thanks to a $200,000 investment from the B.C. government.

This project will include a concrete path to extend the existing path to the new pullout, and to the Northwood Pulp Road intersection which has signalled-controlled crosswalks.  A concrete path will also be constructed from the Monterey intersection on Highway 97 to the back of the existing bus pullout, making it safer for highway traffic.

“These enhancements made along Highway 97 will improve safety for both motorists and pedestrians,” Prince George-Mackenzie MLA Mike Morris said. “This is important for those in our area who rely on Highway 97 for their livelihoods and mobility.”

“Highway 97 is a busy and important corridor in our region and investments that enhance safety measures are welcome,” Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond said. “By adding a pullout lane and also considering the needs of pedestrians and transit users we can provide safer options including separating pedestrians from vehicle traffic.”

The project is funded through the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s Community Safety Enhancement program.

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