The $6.6-billion Coastal GasLink pipeline project is almost 60 per cent complete, and the company expects to enter the final stages of construction by the end of 2022.

In an update on Monday, Coastal GasLink says it most recently celebrated the safe completion of the Salmon River DPI water crossing with zero safety incidents.

Sections one, near Vanderhoof, and four, near Chetwynd, of the project are almost complete.

Recently, the Vanderhoof Lodge, which housed over 869 workers at its peak, was demobilized.

Clearing of the project route in section 8 East, near Kitimat, has been completed.

Overall, 59.2 per cent of the project is complete, with 4,105 workers across the project route as of December 31st.

Earlier this month, construction resumed on a section of the pipeline route after being blocked by protestors for two weeks.

Protestors had returned to a remote area on Wet’suwet’en traditional territory, near Houston, B.C. on December 19th to dispute project work on Indigenous land.

Parent company TC Energy told CBC News that “opposition groups had departed” from a forest service road and a Coastal GasLink drill site on the Morice River on January 3rd.