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Travellers be warned: Summer lane closures on the Coquihalla Highway begin this week — and will last until the fall.
The closures will be approximately 25 km north of Hope and will take place from July 3 to the end of October.
Construction crews will be working to rehabilitate the Carolin Bridge, which is 30-years-old. Work includes concrete repairs, bearing replacement, and deck resurfacing.
Lane closures during the construction period are: Sunday, at 8 pm until Friday, at 8 am, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction.
From Friday at 8 am to Sunday at 8 pm, an additional counterflow will be in place. The extra lane will be used for northbound traffic on Fridays and Saturdays, and southbound on Sundays.
The width of travel lanes will also be narrowed from five metres to 3.8 metres.
Drivers should be prepared for delays of up to 30 minutes, according to the transportation ministry.
If possible, travel should be planned for outside of these peak times:
- Friday from 2 to 4 pm
- Sunday from 2 to 6 pm
- Holiday Mondays from 12 to 6 pm
- Fridays from 12 to 4 pm
- Long weekends from 2 to 8 pm
As always, drivers are reminded to follow signs, obey posted speed limits, and watch for traffic control personnel and construction workers.
Up-to-date travel information can be found on Drive BC’s Twitter.