Drivers between the Hope and Spence Bridges will find their commute a little slower as the government begins permanent repairs to the flooded section of Route 1.
Estimated to be completed in 2024, the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure said further construction to rehabilitate a section of Highway 1 through Fraser Canyon is expected to cause traffic delays. This includes repairs to Falls Creek Bridge, Tank Hill Crossing, and Nikomen River Bridge near Spence Bridge.
Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Rob Fleming said: “Last year, I have witnessed the incredible dedication of ministry officials, contractors, indigenous and local leaders, and people from all walks of life who have come together to help us recover from unprecedented floods. Our governments will continue the same dedication to the next phase of this recovery as we rebuild stronger to keep people safe from future extreme weather events.”
Work is also currently underway to repair flood damage on the Coquihala Highway and is expected to be completed this winter on the Bottletop, Juliet and Jessica Bridges.
In November 2021, floods and washouts affected 18 locations along Highway 1 between the Hope and Spence Bridges. This includes 2 bridges, 1 CP rail underpass, 2 main culverts and 13 additional washouts. Due to flood damage, Highway 1 will be closed to normal traffic on November 15, 2021.
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Permanent repairs on Highway 1 between Hope and Spence Bridges
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