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Travel delays on the Coquihalla this summer with two construction projects

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May 19, 2017 - 11:38 AM

THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - A pair of major construction projects will cause delays this summer for anyone travelling the Coquihalla Highway to and from the Interior and the Lower Mainland.

The Ministry of Transportation says two major road projects are planned for this summer on Highway 5 between Merritt and Hope.

There will be intermittent delays as traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction starting on Tuesday, May 23, according to a Ministry media release.

Four lanes of Dry Gulch Bridge near Merritt are scheduled for resurfacing this summer, and work on the Box Canyon chain-up area continues. Both projects are expected to wind up before fall.

The Ministry is advising drivers to think about using an alternate route, or to travel outside of peak travel times and over long weekends.

The province will be using the overhead message signs to let drivers know if there is congestion ahead, and the variable speed signs will tell drivers when to slow down.

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