Alaska Hwy. 97 North - 4-Laning

Year
2011
Category
Roadways
NCLGA Ref#
B36
UBCM Ref#
B161

Status

Endorsed by the NCLGA Membership - Defeated by the UBCM Membership

Details

WHEREAS the Alaska Highway/Highway 97 North is the main route to the resource rich Northeast part of BC which has experienced increased vehicle traffic due to the Province’s year-round drilling incentive program;

AND WHEREAS 300,000 vehicles use this highway annually, and a large percentage of this traffic are tractor-trailer units hauling long heavy loads and recreational vehicles, both of which are slow moving and difficult for regular sized vehicles to pass in a safe manner:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that NCLGA & UBCM request the Province of BC to implement a comprehensive and phased program to 4-lane the Alaska Highway/Highway 97 North to provide safe vehicular travel in this region of the Province.