Homeless people who’ve set up a camp near the site of a provincial road construction project in the Vernon area likely won’t be forced to move till construction resumes in the next few months.

The province’s Transportation Ministry said in a statement that it’s not concerned about the safety of campers who have set up between the site of the 20th Street extension project and Highway 97 along BX Creek.

“While it is generally not safe for people to be camping by a highway, the location of these particular campers is not currently a safety concern for the ministry, given their distance from the highway,” the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure said in a statement.