Coquihalla, Highway 5, Scheduled to Reopen Monday December 20th

Updated: Dec 17, 2021


Update to this story: https://www.exnews.net/post/bc-highways-set-to-open-monday-minister-fleming


December 15th:


Transportation Minister Rob Fleming posted this message on Twitter this afternoon,

"Since the Coquihalla was so heavily damaged just 31 days ago, crews have been working around the clock to get the corridor back into working order. Thanks to this extraordinary effort, we’re able to reopen the highway to commercial trucks and buses on December 20th."



On a separate Twitter post, the Minister said,

"The re-opening of the Coquihalla to trucks will allow for the travel restrictions to be lifted on Hwy 99 and Hwy 3. These are difficult highways to navigate. If you must travel these routes, make sure you’re well prepared for winter mountain conditions."


The Coquihalla was originally scheduled to reopen to commercial traffic early to mid-January.


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