Highway 97 – Racing Road and Quesnel-Hydraulic Road Intersection Improvements begin May 2…

Here’s a reminder that Highway 97 in Quesnel will be undergoing construction beginning on May 2, 2022…

This project consists of widening approximately 1.1km of Highway 97 and intersection improvements at Racing Road and Quesnel-Hydraulic Road.

The project will include: 

  • Signalization of the intersection at Racing Road
  • Improved movements at Quesnel-Hydraulic Road
  • Improved drainage
  • New lighting
  • A new centre median island and proper deceleration lanes at both intersections to improve safety and movement

Project Cost

  • $7.7M federal contribution
  • $11.3M provincial contribution


Fall 2021:

  • Mobilized to site
  • Clearing and grubbing started
  • Drainage channel works started
  • Municipal services works started

Project Timelines

Spring 2022

  • Mobilize to site
  • Traffic management
  • Continue drainage works
  • Continue municipal works

Summer 2022

  • Traffic management
  • Highway construction and paving
  • Sideroad construction and paving

Fall 2022

  • Traffic management
  • Site restorations
  • Demobilization

Project Benefits

This project will benefit the community by:

  • Improving safety along the Highway 97 corridor
  • Improving mobility along Highway 97 and access to and from the frontage roads


  • Intersection construction activities to begin late spring 2022
  • Project completion expected Fall 2022

Click here to view this release on the BC government website.

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