Lane closures will be in effect on Highway 5, approximately 25 kilometres north of Hope, beginning July 3, 2019. The lane closures will continue through to the end of October.
The lane closure are due to the rehabilitation work on the 30-year-old Carolin Bridge. Work on the bridge involves 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. For the most up-to-date highway travel information, check @DriveBC on Twitter or visit: DriveBC.ca