Province reiterates it won't lower speed limit along Highway 97C near Mamit Lake

By James Peters
July 26, 2018 - 4:36pm

MAMIT LAKE, B.C. — The Ministry of Transportation says it won't be lowering the speed limit along Highway 97C near Mamit Lake, despite residents' concerns.

Earlier this week, local resident Greg McKenna told CFJC Today speed-related crashes are common in the area.

McKenna says there are 18 driveways that approach the highway within a 2.4-kilometre stretch, and he's asking the ministry to drop the speed limit from 90 km/h to 70 km/h in that area.

In an email today, the Ministry of Transportation says it is "not currently considering speed limit changes to this lower volume, rural two lane section of highway."

It calls peoples' safety "our top priority," and says "the ministry is continually evaluating safety on our corridors."

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