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 and other side roads).

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 Fraser - Thompson

Map of Fraser Canyon Projects (Alliance projects at Nicomen Highway Bridge, Tank Hill Falls Creek) (Traditional Projects at Nicomen Community Bridge, Thom's Crek and Gladwin Culver)

Highway 1 Reinstatement Program, Fraser – Thompson Corridor is underway and may create travel delays throughout the corridor. 

Last Updated: September 12, 2023

Highway 1 - Malahat Tunnel Hill

Highway 1 - Malahat Tunnel Hill washout repairs completed October 2023

Highway 1 - Malahat Tunnel Hill Washout project was completed in October 2023.

Last Updated: November 1, 2023

Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast Flood Recovery Map showing location of Trout Lake, Redroofs Road Washout, Day Road at Clack Creek Washout, Day Road at Gough Creek Washout, Margaret Road Washout and Beach Avenue Washout

Work continues, repairing and increasing resiliency of locations on the Sunshine Coast that were affected by the November 2021 atmospheric river event.

Last Updated: September 22, 2023 

Highway 3

Overhead view of Highway 3 showing construction site

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

Last Updated: November 17, 2023

Highway 5 - Coquihalla

Coquihalla Highway (Highway 5) between Hope and Merritt

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

Last Updated: October 31, 2023

Highway 7

Aerial view of clean up on Higway 7 at Seabird Bluff

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

Last Updated: February 17, 2023

Highway 8

BC Highway 8 Spring 2023 Driving

Highway 8 is open to the public, but it is not back to original capacity or function. Learn more about what to expect. 

Last updated: November 2, 2023

Highway 11

Repair work on Highway 11

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

Last Updated: April 21, 2023

Canal Road Dip Slide - Pender Island

Canal Road Dip Slip

Work continues on Canal Rd. Find out about current road status.

Last Updated: August 4, 2023

Silver Skagit Road

Silver Skagit Current Progress - Large culverts

Most of Silver Skagit Road in B.C. is closed due to more than 38 flood damaged sites along the route. Silver Lake Campground and Silver Lake Provincial Park are open to public access.

Last Reviewed: December 4, 2023



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