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Long Weekend = Long Drive?

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August 4, 2017 at 4:20 am - Home, Local Chilliwack News, MyChilliwackNews
By MyChilliwackNews Editor

The ministry is advising motorists to plan ahead, check real-time traffic conditions on DriveBC.ca and expect delays on the Coquihalla Highway this upcoming B.C. Day long weekend.

Heavy summer traffic volumes and two major road and bridge construction projects between Hope and Merritt may cause delays. Work to build the Box Canyon chain-up area continues 40 kilometres north of Hope, while a further 13 kilometres north, crews are resurfacing four lanes of the Dry Gulch Bridge. Work will not be underway over the long weekend but construction speed zones will be in effect.

Motorists are asked to watch for flaggers, obey posted construction signs and adjust their travel speeds accordingly. Additional police resources are actively enforcing these construction speed zones. For the safety of the travelling public, the posted construction zone speed limit is in effect at all times, even when workers are not on site because the posted limit also reflects the existing condition of the road. For example, a higher speed may not be appropriate because the road alignment is changed or there may be uneven pavement.

When travelling in a mountain pass, it is good practice to carry a sufficient supply of gas, water, food and medical supplies, as closures can occur at any time.

 

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