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Feds offer $3.5 million for Prince George intermodal corridor

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. -- A primary access corridor for the CN intermodal facility in Prince George, will be upgraded ...


PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — A primary access corridor for the CN intermodal facility in Prince George, will be upgraded to improve traffic flow, according to Transport Canada.

Improving traffic flow along the River Road corridor is considered essential to the community and the businesses that uses this route.

Improvements to two concurrent sections of River Road involve: upgrading 1.9 km between Cameron Street Bridge and Foley Crescent; widening 1.7 km between Foley Crescent and the CN Fraser River Bridge; and installing left turn lanes to access the CN facility.

The total cost of the two River Road projects is $7 million. The federal government under the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative is providing $3.5 million, as part of a funding arrangement with the city of Prince George.

Connecting North America and the Asia-Pacific more efficiently and reliably benefits local communities, the Canadian economy as well as Canada’s trading partners, said Richard Harris, MP for Cariboo-Prince George.

“These projects will help relieve road congestion and make roads in our community safer.”

Federal funding for these projects is conditional upon the negotiation of contribution agreements, approval by the federal Treasury Board and completion of any applicable federal environmental assessments required under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.


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