Local governments are once again bringing up the idea of upgrading the Cranberry Connector.
The road runs between the Nass Camp and Highway 37. It’s currently operated by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations as a resource road.
The Village of Gitwinksihlkw is looking to expand their tourism and believe upgrading the connector will make it more convenient for tourists.
Terrace council was asked to write a letter supporting the project and push the province to upgrade the road.
Mayor Carol Leclerc says it gives an alternate route into Terrace, just in case Highway 16 is cut off by a major crash, flooding or avalanches.
She says tourism in the Nisga’a Nation is expanding.
The letter of support will be written by the city and given to Gitwinksihlkw which is applying for project funding.