Cariboo Road Recovery Projects

Highway 97 South of Quesnel

As we witness the effects of climate change across the province, the Cariboo is being particularly hard hit by changing weather patterns. The very wet spring and summer months of the past couple of years, combined with the snow melt and impacts of wildfires, has brought more water into the ground than normal and caused unprecedented slides and road washouts in 2020 and 2021.

Slides are complex and challenging to mitigate. They are often massive and extremely difficult to stabilize.

The Cariboo Road Recovery Projects are being undertaken to address the transportation impact at these 10 major locations.

Cariboo Road Recovery Projects

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

Quesnel-Hixon Road

Quesnel Hixon Road

ClosedA landslide during the 2021 freshet caused complete loss of the road.

Highway 97 at Cottonwood Hill

Highway 97 at Cottonwood Hill

Open with lane closuresA historic slide reawakened in 2020 causing ground movement affecting Highway 97.

Blackwater Road at Knickerbocker

Blackwater Road at Knickerbocker Slide near Quesnel

Open. The historic Knickerbocker Slide, which reawakened in 2020, remains active and is affecting Blackwater Road.

Quesnel-Hydraulic Road

Quesnel Hydraulic Road

Closed. Multiple historic landslides reactivated in this area during the 2020 spring freshet.

Kersley-Dale Landing Road

Kersley Dale Landing Road

Closed. Multiple slides occurred in November 2020.

Bastin Road at Bastin Hill

Bastin Road at Bastin Hill

Open with lane closuresA landslide in 2021 remains active.

Durrell Road

Durrel Road Slide

Closed. A landslide that occurred in 2021 remains active and the road is unsafe for public  travel through the slide area.

Highway 97 at Cuisson Creek

Highway 91 at Cuisson Creek

Open. Multiple landslides in 2021 are continuing to pose a risk of erosion which will affect Highway 97 if left unaddressed.

Soda Creek - Macalister Road

Soda Creek at Macalister Road

Closed. A landslide that occurred in 2020 remains active and the road is unsafe for public travel through the slide area.

Highway 20 at Hodgson/Dog Creek Road

Highway 20 at Hodgson Creek Road

OpenHighway 20 and some local side roads are being affected by a historic landslide.

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