Expect delays on Highway 3A near Yellow Lake

Don’t forget there is work being done and it could be up to 20 minutes delays

Expect delays on Highway 3A near Yellow Lake

Almost seven months after a rockslide reduced Highway 3A to one-lane near Yellow Lake significant work is expected over the next few weeks.

On Sunday, crews began reconstructing the east lane. Twenty minute delays are expected for the next few weeks.

“Starting Sunday, November 18 and continuing until November 30, there will be 20-minute delays with single-lane alternating traffic as crews reconstruct the eastbound embankment and rebuild the road base in order to restore the highway to two lanes,” an email from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to the Review stated.

The slide happened in April when mud and rocks came slid down, came across Highway 3A and into Yellow Lake. About three Olympic size pools, 4,000 cubic metres full of debris, ended up in Yellow Lake. In total about 9,000 cubic metres of material came down includeing what stayed on the highway.

“Ministry staff carried out technical engineering work to determine the best option to restore the highway to two lanes at this site. Initial repairs began October 3,” the MOTI email stated. “Drivers are reminded to slow down when traveling through the work area, and to continue to check DriveBC.ca and @DriveBC on Twitter for the most up-to-date information.”

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