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.


  •   Highway 97 at Cottonwood Hill, approximately 24 km north of Quesnel


  • Cracking and other surface damage has been caused by ground movement
  • The pavement surface has been removed to enable better maintenance and a smoother surface
  • The highway is safe for travel but has been reduced to a 30 km/hour-single lane in each direction


  • Geotechnical investigations are ongoing including aerial LiDAR surveys and ground movement monitoring
  • Engineering analysis of potential transportation solutions has begun, including consideration of climate-resilience requirements