Courtesy of the Government of BC:
As part of the Quesnel Transportation Plan study, which is assessing highway safety and traffic flow through the community, summary results of two public consultation sessions and online feedback are now available at: www.gov.bc.ca/quesneltransportationstudy
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure hosted an open house on Feb. 7, 2018, to gather public input on potential transportation improvements from the Highway 97/26 Barkerville Highway Junction to Basalt Road. A second open house, sponsored by the City of Quesnel, was held on Feb 19.
Online input was received from Feb. 7-21, 2018. More than 900 people shared their thoughts on improvement options to this section of Highway 97 through Quesnel.
Participants were asked to rank the priority of improvement options on a scale from one to six. The highest ranked option was for the proposed North-South Interconnector, with 81% of responses ranking it No. 1. The lowest ranked option was the proposed highway realignment onto Legion Drive.
Full results are available in the summary report, which has been presented to the City of Quesnel council and First Nations. The ministry will review the results of the Quesnel Transportation Plan, and decide next steps in the coming weeks.