Work continues at the Toop and Carson intersection upgrade project on Highway 97 in Williams Lake as seen Tuesday morning. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Work continues at the Toop and Carson intersection upgrade project on Highway 97 in Williams Lake as seen Tuesday morning. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Anticipated completion summer 2019 for Highway 97 intersection improvements

All necessary closures will take place between 6 p.m. and 7 a.m.

The four-laning of Highway 97 continues in Williams Lake near Toop and Carson intersections and a 1.5 kilometre stretch with work expected to be completed in the summer of 2019.

“Crews are currently clearing grass and brush from the side of the road, doing underground utility work and constructing retaining walls,” a Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure spokesperson said when asked for an update on the project.

Any necessary lane closures will take place between 6 p.m. and 7 a.m., however, one lane will remain open at all times, the ministry confirmed.

Part of the project involves improvements to the municipal road connections at McKinnon Road, Eleventh Avenue North and Broadway Avenue North, with costs being covered by the City of Williams Lake.

Carson Drive to Fox Mountain Road with Johnson Connector Option from the MOTI website.