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Bridge construction planned for the Coquihalla Highway between Hope and Merritt

A travel advisory has been issued for the next five weeks for bridge construction on the Hope to Merritt portion of the Coquihalla Highway.
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April 15, 2021 - 1:30 PM

Winter travel advisories are being replaced by construction related advisories as seasons change on the Coquihalla Highway.

Drive B.C. has issued a travel advisory for the Hope to Merritt section of the highway, 2 km north of Hope to 1 km south of Merritt from tomorrow, April 16 to Tuesday, May 25.

Bridge construction will be commencing for both directions at Portia Bridge with 5 metre lane width restrictions in place 24 hours a day.

Loads in excess of 5 metres in width will need a permit by calling 250-318-7907, 24 hours in advance.

Further updates are expected on the Drive BC website on May 25.

A travel advisory has been issued affecting the Hope to Merritt section of the Coquihalla Highway.
A travel advisory has been issued affecting the Hope to Merritt section of the Coquihalla Highway.
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