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Expect delays as rock slope stabilization happening on Highway 31

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
August 14th, 2016

A project is now underway to stabilize a rock slope on Highway 31 north of Kaslo, in the vicinity of Lost Ledge Provincial Park.

“This is a site of occasional rockfall activity, with loose rock and debris being deposited onto Highway 31,” said Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone.

“It is important to stabilize this slope to reduce the risk of rockfall impacting the highway, minimize delays to the travelling public and help keep our highways safe. Preventing rockfall damage to the road surface also helps maintain and extend the life span of the pavement surface.”

More than 2,000 square metres of slope will be scaled to remove loose rock and debris. In addition, over 800 metres of rock bolts will also be installed to secure the rock to the cliff face.

A $380,000 contract was awarded to Ned’s Creek Blasting. Work is expected to be completed in mid-September meaning motorists can expect 20 minute delays Monday throught Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Motorists should check for updates.

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