Crews making progress on repairing flood damaged roads

Flooding near Moberly Lake

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Minister Todd Stone announced today that crews are still making great progress on the roads that were severely damaged after the flooding last month.

“Highway crews, maintenance contractors, and volunteers in the region continue to work tirelessly on the damage caused by the floods last month. The work to address the damage is is a huge undertaking but getting the repairs done quickly is a priority for everyone involved.”

Crews continue to work on Highway 97 South through the Pine Pass. Highway 97 is open to single-lane alternating traffic in the following two locations: Commotion Creek and Tippy Corner.

At Highway 29 South, crews continue to work and monitor one major site at Zonnebeke Creek. The road is reduced to a single lane at this location.

The ministry right now is planning to open Snake Pit Road in Dawson Creek in mid-August.

Until that time, the detour for passenger vehicles is Highway 49 directly into Dawson Creek. Detours for trucks carrying heavy loads can take Highway 2 from the Alberta-BC border to Dawson Creek, then onto the Dangerous Goods Route and then take either Highway 97S or Highway 97N to Fort St. John and points north.

There were 40 side roads that were closed. Now, 29 of them are open to at least a minimum of single-lane alternating traffic.

The total number of repair sites is 286, all primarily in the South Peace area.

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