Four transportation improvement projects have been announced by the B.C. Government to improve safety and traffic flow in the South Peace. Upgrades will take place on Braden Road, Vopicka Road, Adams Road and at the intersection of Tate Creek Road and Lansfried Road. These highway improvement projects will make travel on South Peace side roads safer and smoother for residents and industrial traffic.
- The entire 31 kilometres of Braden Road will be paved, completing major upgrades made on this route between 2007 and 2012. Braden Road is a major access road for the natural gas industry and a collector route in the South Peace connecting the John Hart Highway and the Alaska Highway.
- Approximately four kilometres of Vopicka Road in the Farmington area will be seal-coated, completing the upgrade done by Encana last year, located 28 kilometres northwest of Dawson Creek.
- The remaining three kilometres of Adams road will be constructed and seal-coated. Improvements to Adams Road will provide a continuous hard-surface connection between the main collector roads, South Dawson Road and the Dangerous Goods Route. Adams Road is located just south of Dawson Creek.
- The Tate Creek Road and Lansfried Road intersection in the Tom’s Lake area will be paved, completing the upgrades made to this section of road between 2011 and 2012, which is located 24 kilometres southeast of Dawson Creek.
All four projects are expected to start in mid-June and are expected to be completed by mid-September 2014.