New Alaska Highway rest stop

There's a new rest stop at Mile 202 of the Alaska Highway.

The Peace River Regional District announced the new facility Monday as part of the Gotta Go initiative to add more rest stops along the famous highway. The rest stop includes a restroom with picnic tables, a cellphone booster tower, and information signs to come.

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“Providing a rest area, increasing cell coverage, and providing information on our Alaska Highway will be a benefit to our important economic drivers, including tourism,” said Karen Goodings, electoral director.

“Those of us who live and travel in our region know how vital the addition of this new rest area is and appreciate the cooperation of all involved to make it happen.”

Mile 202 is located just south of Buckinghorse River area.

The new rest stop was developed by the regional district along with the ministry of transportation, the Northern Rockies municipality, Northern BC Tourism, and the federal Alaska Highway Maintenance and Operations department.

Talks are ongoing to develop more rest stops along the highway through Northern B.C.

Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca

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