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Blasting to close hwy 97 north of Summerland for one hour today

Closure will take place Monday from 1 to 2 p.m.
Blasting closes Hwy 97 north of Summerland Monday, Jan. 16 from 1 to 2 p.m. (File photo from DriveBC)

Blasting will close down Highway 97 north of Summerland for one hour today, Monday, Jan. 16.

According to a post from AIM Roads, Highway 97, in both directions will be closed for blasting taking place from 1 to 2 p.m. The closure is between Bridgeman Road and N Beach Rd. for 4.5 kilometres.

Watch for traffic control personnel.

Numerous blasting closures have taken place throughout December and January as crews work on the rock slide area. The rock slide took place in 2019.

The Ministry of Transportation has monitored the site since November, after small rocks fell onto the highway in the Callan Road area between Summerland and Peachland.

A geotechnical assessment of the area has since been conducted and blasting work was previously completed on Dec. 18 and Jan. 5.

AIM Roads posted the closure info on its Facebook page. (AIM Roads)

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Monique Tamminga

About the Author: Monique Tamminga

Monique brings 20 years of award-winning journalism experience to the role of editor at the Penticton Western News. Of those years, 17 were spent working as a senior reporter and acting editor with the Langley Advance Times.
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