The Tachie Road will see some much-needed improvements taking place next week.
The Fort St. James Transportation Committee was approached at the beginning of this year by Tl’azt’en First Nation to help work with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to make resurfacing the Tachie Road a priority.
Sixteen kilometres of the road will be repaired or resurfaced, with the hope more will be done in the future.
“It’s actually gone really fast,” said Councillor Joan Burdeniuk, a member of the committee. “It’s a good indication that they recognize that they have some issues there.”
While the heavy logging traffic on the road could be reduced if a connector from the Leo Creek Road to the North Road proposed by Canfor goes through, sections of the road are in poor condition.
The Transportation Committee was also instrumental in making sure North Road improvements were a priority. There is still crush being laid down as part of $2.5 million in upgrading work being done to the road, which was in rough shape due to heavy industrial use.