B.C. to soon begin permanent repairs on flood-hit Hwy. 1


Everlasting repairs to flood-damaged sections of Hwy. 1 via the Fraser Canyon will quickly be underway.

“Now we have made distinctive progress in restoring our freeway networks from November’s storms, and these contract awards are one other vital step,” stated Rob Fleming, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure in a press launch.

“During the last 12 months, I’ve witnessed the outstanding dedication of our ministry workers, contractors, Indigenous and municipal leaders, and other people from all walks of life who’ve come collectively to help the restoration from the unprecedented floods.”

Picture of Highway 1 in B.C.
(Photograph: B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Three contracts for growth and early development work have been awarded to a few contractors for repairs to the Falls Creek Bridge, 55 km south of Spences Bridge; Tank Hill Crossing, 23 km south of Spences Bridge; and Nicomen River Bridge, 19 km south of Spences Bridge.

The development work to return the freeway to the earlier capability will start in fall 2022 and is predicted to be considerably full in 2024.

Picture of construction on Jessica Bridge on Hwy. 5 in B.C.
(Photograph: B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Early works to restore flood-damaged sections of the Coquihalla (Hwy. 5) effectively underway at three websites: Bottletop Bridges, Juliet Bridges and Jessica Bridges. Early work on these sections of the Coquihalla is predicted to be considerably full this winter. This work will create momentary four-lane entry on the Coquihalla in these areas whereas the everlasting development is undertaken.

Crews are making appreciable progress on Hwy. 8 with all residents now in a position to return residence. Momentary repairs are in progress, with the freeway anticipated to open to the general public earlier than the top of 2022.

Visitors delays are anticipated all through development on all freeway reinstatement tasks, together with intervals of single-lane alternating visitors and quick, intermittent full closures.


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