Cariboo Road Recovery Projects
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.
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.
Closed. A landslide during the 2021 freshet caused complete loss of the road.
Open with lane closures. A historic slide reawakened in 2020 causing ground movement affecting Highway 97.
Open. The historic Knickerbocker Slide, which reawakened in 2020, remains active and is affecting Blackwater Road.
Closed. Multiple historic landslides reactivated in this area during the 2020 spring freshet.
Closed. Multiple slides occurred in November 2020.
Open with lane closures. A landslide in 2021 remains active.
Closed. A landslide that occurred in 2021 remains active and the road is unsafe for public travel through the slide area.
Open. Multiple landslides in 2021 are continuing to pose a risk of erosion which will affect Highway 97 if left unaddressed.
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