Permanent repairs to Kispiox Bridge start today
Crews will begin work on permanent repairs to the Kispiox Bridge this afternoon.
Drivers can expect intermittent bridge closures and delays of 40 minutes or more while the repairs are underway.
During working hours, the bridge is scheduled to be closed to vehicles for 40 minutes, starting on the hour. This will leave the bridge open to single-lane, alternating traffic for 20 minutes hourly. Overnight, the bridge will be open to single-lane, alternating traffic.
The bridge remains restricted to vehicles less than eight tonnes. There is no detour for heavier vehicles.
The bridge remains open to pedestrians. People are asked to be cautious when crossing, especially near work crews and equipment.
Ministry engineers and crews are working around the clock to reopen the bridge to all traffic as quickly as possible. The permanent repairs are expected to be completed in late February or early March.
Ministry staff closed the bridge, which is approximately 15 kilometres north of Hazelton, to vehicle traffic following damage from a vehicle incident on Feb. 4, 2021. Following essential repairs, the bridge was opened to vehicles under eight tonnes on Feb. 6, 2021.
On-site ministry staff have met with the Kispiox Band and are providing frequent updates and assistance.
The ministry is working closely with Emergency Management BC and its partners, the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine and regional first responders, and are on standby to provide any emergency services that may be needed.
Drivers are reminded to obey posted speed limits, traffic control devices and flag persons.
For the most up-to-date information before travel, check: DriveBC.ca
Fri, Jun 18, 2021 at 3:05 pm - Arjun Singh posted on their blog: Apologies for horrible word choice at Kamloops council this Tuesday….
Fri, Jun 18, 2021 at 1:00 pm - Doug Smith posted on their blog: In the Cache Creek to Spences Bridge Hills
Tue, Jun 15, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Sunrise Mountain Ramble – Kamloops Trails
Mon, Jun 14, 2021 at 4:05 pm - David Suzuki posted on their blog: For climate’s sake, save the peat!
Sat, Jun 12, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: On the Embleton Trails – Kamloops Trails
Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 6:02 pm - David Suzuki posted on their blog: Fossil fuel industry faces an overdue reckoning
Wed, Jun 9, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Island Lake Loop – Kamloops Trails
Sun, Jun 6, 2021 at 8:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Lac du Bois Loop Route
Fri, Jun 4, 2021 at 3:25 pm - Darryl Schmidt posted a reply on Grand Finale of the Kamloops Symphony’s “Running The Symphony” Initiative
Fri Jun 18 to Sat Jul 17 “Painting with Wax” by Judith Anderson in the KAC Main Gallery
Thu Jun 24 Artist Coffee – Virtual Meet Up
Thu Jul 1 to Tue Aug 31 Music in the Park
Wed Jul 14 Renovate Smart Kamloops Virtual Home Energy Performance Workshop
Thu Jul 29 Artist Coffee – Virtual Meet Up
Wed Aug 25 Renovate Smart Kamloops Virtual Home Energy Performance Workshop
Thu Aug 26 Artist Coffee – Virtual Meet Up
Sat Sep 11 to Sun Sep 12 Parkinson SuperWalk
Tue Sep 28 Renovate Smart Kamloops Virtual Home Energy Performance Workshop