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Intersection of Hwy 97 in the Interior to be deactivated to improve safety

Travellers should be aware that an intersection of Hwy 97 in the Interior is being deactivated.

According to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, the intersection of Hwy 97 at Juniper Road will be deactivated on Monday. The deactivation comes to improve safety.

"Analysis by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure determined the current configuration of the intersection, combined with the significant volumes of commercial traffic, contributes to a collision rate on Highway 97 that is higher than the provincial average," wrote the ministry.

Once deactivated, traffic will no longer be able to exit the highway at this location. Traffic on Juniper Road will also no longer be able to access Hwy 97.

"Instead, traffic will be redirected to the adjacent Highway 97 intersections at Quesnel-Hydraulic Road or Larch Avenue. Juniper Road and the adjacent business accesses will not be impacted by this intersection deactivation."

Signage to alert residents of the change will be posted. For more on the announcement, click here.



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