The North Cariboo Joint Planning Committee has thrown it’s support behind a proposed North-South interconnector.
The group unanimously endorsed a motion going forward to that effect to the Cariboo Regional District and then the Provincial Government.
Mayor Bob Simpson…
“I would suggest that both the north-south interconnector and the Racing Road/Quesnel-Hydraulic Road advance to the next stage of planning without any interruption and that the Minister free up the dollars necessary to make that planning happen.”
The proposed route for the interconnector involves two new bridges over the Quesnel River that will be further upstream towards Cariboo Pulp and comes out at Super Save Gas on Two Mile Flat.
The City is also looking for public support and will hold an open house on Monday from 3pm until 7pm at the Seniors Centre…
“While some people were able to respond on-line, even if they’ve done the on-line they should still show up because the Ministry of Transportation is counting heads as to who is coming in the door and how much interest.”
The Ministry of Transportation held an open house last week, but that was in a record snowstorm and just 60 people showed up.
It is a short consultation window that runs out on the 21st of this month.
The cost of an interconnector is expected to be around 275 million dollars while the possible improvements in South Quesnel would be in the neighbourhood of 3 to 5 million dollars.