Construction delays for Coquihalla

Road work

Lane closures will be in effect on Highway 5 - the Coquihalla - approximately 25 kilometres north of Hope, beginning July 3, 2019, and continuing through to the end of October.

Crews will rehabilitate the 30-year-old Carolin Bridge. Work will involve concrete repairs, bearing replacement and deck resurfacing.

On Sundays from 8 p.m. until Fridays at 8 a.m., traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction. An additional counterflow lane will be in place from 8 a.m. Fridays until 8 p.m. Sundays, with the extra lane for northbound traffic on Fridays and Saturdays, and southbound on Sundays. To accommodate the counterflow, the width of the travel lanes will be narrowed from 5 metres to 3.8 metres.

Drivers can expect delays of up to 30 minutes, and if possible, should plan to travel outside these peak times:

  • Southbound: Fridays 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.; holiday Mondays noon to 6 p.m.
  • Northbound: Fridays noon to 4 p.m., or 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on long weekends.

Drivers are asked to follow signs, obey posted speed limits and watch for traffic control personnel and workers.

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