Project Description

Watt Consulting Group, in association with Allnorth were retained by the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD) to conduct a Strategic Road Safety Study of the Leo Creek and Driftwood forest service roads (FSRs) and the roads servicing Takla Landing and Middle River communities.

This study stems from the Interim Pathway Forward Agreement between the Province of BC and the Carrier Sekani First Nations to improve the safety and quality of the FSRs that service the Tl’azt’en Nation, Nak’azdli Band, and Takla First Nation communities and support economic development opportunities for the three First Nations.

The study included:

  • Stakeholder and community engagement among community, industry, and non-industry groups;
  • Documentation of road safety deficiencies through an in-service road safety review;
  • An audit of road maintenance activities and standards;
  • Development of an FSR+ standard for FSRs servicing both communities and industry;
  • Identification of costs for capital improvements and maintenance activities;
  • Development of a business case to support capital and maintenance improvements; and
  • An Implementation Strategy.

The study demonstrated that the Leo / Driftwood FSR system is a significant asset valued by the industry—who profit from its use—as well as the general public who gain access to recreational activities, and to the local communities who depend on the system for their social, economic, and cultural livelihood.

 

Client: BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Duration: October 2017 to December 2017

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