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Infrastructure and Roads


 

The Moricetown Band Council has identified a need to improve our roads, as well as related safety infrastructure. The province of BC has committed to the following for Moricetown:

  • Coordination of provincial agencies to address highway safety concerns raised by Moricetown
  • Ministers’ level follow up with Federal government on a need for a community safety plan
  • Coordination of road works with federal infrastructure funding for on-reserve roads
  • Work with agencies and private sector to secure a cell tower that serves Moricetown

 

In addition, BC has committed to broader initiatives on Highway 16 that includes the following:

 

  • $1.6 million over two years for transit expansion to extend or enhance BC Transit services to better connect communities
  • $750,000 over three years for a community transportation grant program to purchase and operate vehicles, to support community-based transportation programs operated by First Nations, local governments or non-profit organizations
  • $150,000 over three years for a First Nations driver education program
  • $500,000 over two years for highway infrastructure safety improvements including webcams and transit shelters
  • Collaboration to increase inter-connectivity of services: the ministry will work to increase coordination of existing transportation services through BC Transit, Northern Health, not-for-profit organizations and private service providers
  • The province has appointed a new ten-person Highway 16 Transportation Advisory Group to oversee implementation of the action plan and to ensure that the actions address the input received at the Transportation Symposium