The intersection of Highway 97 and Juniper Road in Quesnel has been deactivated by the Ministry of Transportation.

According to the province, the current configuration of the intersection along with the significant amount of commercial traffic contributes to a collision rate higher than the BC average.

Starting today (Monday), drivers will no longer be able to exit the highway at this location, and traffic on Juniper Road won’t be allowed to access the road.

Instead, traffic will be redirected to the Highway 97 intersections at Quesnel-Hydraulic Road or Larch Avenue.