B.C. Highway Flood Recovery Projects
November 15, 2023 - Permanent climate-resilient bridges completed on Coquihalla Highway 5
Repairs to highways damaged in the floods are progressing well across southwestern B.C.
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 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 Washout project was completed in October 2023.
Last Updated: November 1, 2023
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
Work continues on Highway 3. Find out about current road status.
Last Updated: November 17, 2023
Work continues on Highway 5. Find out about current status.
Last Updated: October 31, 2023
Work continues on Highway 7. Find out about current road status.
Last Updated: February 17, 2023
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
Work continues on Highway 11. Find out about current road status.
Last Updated: April 21, 2023
Work continues on Canal Rd. Find out about current road status.
Last Updated: August 4, 2023
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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