Options for the Frizzi Road switchback are actively being discussed, following it’s temporary closure by the City of Williams Lake in November.
Residents of Moore Mountain have actively been maintaining the road themselves since it reopened with the City warning that they would not be maintaining it and that it ‘was at your own risk’.
Mayor Walt Cobb says an interagency River Valley Transportation Planning Study has been recommended.
“They maintained it themselves (residents) I guess. Anyway so now we’re working with the Regional District and the Ministry of Highways to come to an agreement on what they want to do with it, whether they’re prepared to give access through that route or some route for the residents on Moore Mountain.”
Cobb says the City is prepared to share in the $60,000 funding, but states that they will not do it alone.
The extension of Frizzi Road descending into the River Valley is a non-dedicated travel surface across
private property with the City acquiring the route by a Right of Way (RoW) agreement in 1999.
The City says beyond the paved surface of Frizzi Road, the route enters a switchback and traverses an area where non vegetated slopes are near vertical and prone to failure.
Approximately 18 individuals are identified as residents accustomed to using Frizzi Road and were provided keyed entry to the River Valley access at Comer Street to use the public works road as a detour to Frizzi.