Engineering studies will begin to identify road and safety improvements for the Murray River and Sukunka Forest Service roads in the Chetwynd and Tumbler Ridge areas.
The Murray River Forest Service Road, south of Tumbler Ridge, provides access to Monkman Provincial Park including Kinuseo Falls within the park. Work on this road consists of an assessment of the existing road condition and potential resurfacing with calcium chloride to reduce dust.
The Sukunka Forest Service Road, south of Chetwynd, provides access to the Hole in the Wall Provincial Park as well as the Brule coal mine, active oil and gas fields and some forestry operations. Work will include completing a road layout and design for potential re-alignment of five kilometres of the Forest Service road to address chronic road maintenance.
The Province announced today close to $80,000 will be spent on these studies. British Columbia’s 55,000-kilometre network of Forest Service roads is bigger than the provincial highway system.