Highway 5 road update

Electrical maintenance, utility work and rock slope stabilization taking place

Highway 5, about 20 km south of Blue River and 19 km north of Avola, looking north. DriveBC photo

Electrical maintenance is being done between Little Fort and McLure until May 30. Workers will be placing cable and removing poles for Telus from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Utility work is also being conducted between Messiter Southbound Chainup and Bone Creek FSR for 30 km until May 31 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drivers can expect single lane alternating traffic.

Rock slope stabilization is happening between Fish Trap Dump Road and Clough Road 50 km north of Kamloops until May 31 at 5:30 p.m. There’s a northbound lane closure and single lane alternating traffic is in effect. The northbound lane is closed 50 km north of Kamloops for rock slope stabilization, rock scaling and mesh repair—motorists can expect 20-minute delays.

Utility work is being done between Moonbeam Bridge and Gosnell Bridge 40 km north of Blue River until May 31 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Single lane alternating traffic will be in place here as well.

Additional utility work is planned between Whitewater/Highway 5 bridge and Thunder River FSR eight km north of Blue River starting May 31 at 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. More single lane alternating traffic will be in effect.

Utility work is also scheduled between Mud Lake FSR and White Water FSR two km north of Blue River starting June 5 until June 7 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Single lane alternating traffic will be in effect.

Ditching is being done near Avola Frontage Roads Access and Blue River West Frontage Road Access for 39 km (Blue River to Avola) until May 31 at 2:30 p.m.

Single lane alternating traffic is required—watch for traffic control from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. daily on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.


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