Premier Announces Phase 2 of Cariboo Connector Expansion

PRINCE GEORGE – Premier Christy Clark announced an additional investment to
the Cariboo Connector expansion, to widen 30 km of Highway 97 to four lanes between Prince George and Cache Creek.

The provincial government is investing $200 million over the next five years for Phase 2 of the Cariboo Connector. It is a key part of the new Transportation Sectoral Strategy that commits $700 million over the next five years to increase capacity on key provincial highways and railways to support trade and economic growth.

“This work is extremely important for families along the Highway 97 corridor through the Cariboo, and for those in the region who rely on Highway 97 for their livelihoods and mobility,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Blair Lekstrom. “Widening Highway 97 to four lanes between Cache Creek and Prince George will support economic growth that will benefit workers and families across the province.”