2021 B.C. Highway Flood Recovery Projects

2021 Flood Road Recovery Projects

In November 2021, an atmospheric river brought an unprecedented amount of rain to the province just as winter was beginning. Highway infrastructure including roads and bridges was heavily impacted by the water. High water levels and slides damaged bridges and culverts, as well as large road sections. This resulted in cutting off main access routes to several areas of the province. 

Slides can be complex and challenging to mitigate. They are often massive, and extremely difficult and expensive to stabilize.

The 2021 B.C. Highway Flood Recovery Projects are being undertaken to address the transportation impact on these routes (Highways 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 11, 19, 99).

The people who build and maintain roads in B.C. have a reputation second to none, and their response to this disaster was remarkable. Working day and night they have completed temporary repairs that allowed many areas to reopen. However, the damage is extensive and will take years to fully recover. 

Over the coming months project teams will be engaging with communities, local governments, Indigenous communities, and stakeholders to discuss the potential long-term transportation solutions at each project site.

Highway 1 - Malahat Tunnel Hill

Malahat Repairs Underway

Highway 1 Malahat Tunnel Hill Washout is in a temporary state and monitoring is ongoing. Find out about current status.

Last Updated: February 9, 2022

Highway 1 - Fraser Canyon

Highway 1

Work continues on the Highway 1 Fraser Canyon. Find out about current road status.

Last Updated: May 4, 2022

Highway 3

Highway 3 repairs near Eleven Mile HIll

Work continues on Highway 3. Find out about current road status.

Last Updated: April 26, 2022

Highway 5 - Coquihalla

Highway 5 - Othello

Work continues on Highway 5. Find out about current road status.

Last Updated: May 16, 2022

Highway 7

Aerial view of clean up on Higway 7 east of Aggasiz

Work continues on Highway 7. Find out about current road status.

Last Updated: February 9, 2022

Highway 8

BC Highway 8 - 21 KM E of Spences Bridge (9 Mile)

Temporary repairs are complete at 14 locations, construction started on another six, and five sites have work planned for the near future.

Last Updated: May 16, 2022

Highway 11

Flooding on Highway 11

Work continues on Highway 11. Find out about current road status.

Last Updated: March 15, 2022

Silver Skagit Road

Silver Skagit Road

Work continues on Silver Skagit Road. Find out about current road status.

Last Updated: April 26, 2022

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