Coquihalla Highway could reopen for commercial use by end of January, minister says

B.C.’s Coquihalla Highway could be ready for commercial use in about two months, according to Transportation Minister Rob Fleming. 

The highway was damaged in 20 places during the flood event in mid-November, including several bridges, some of which were completely destroyed. 

During a news conference Thursday, the minister said repair work is already underway: more than 100 pieces of equipment are being utilized this week as part of the repairs and more are being mobilized. Fleming said crews are blasting rock at three sites along the road, and debris has been cleaned up at two more sites.

The minister said it’s unclear how much the repair work on Highway 5 will

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