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B.C.’s Coquihalla Highway could open to commercial traffic by January 2022: minister

B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation said Thursday they are cautiously optimistic that commercial traffic could be moving on the Coquihalla Highway in about two months’ time, by late January.

However, Rob Fleming said it is a daunting, uphill task and one that will be contingent on the weather and future storms.

About 20 sites along Highway 5, which is the main highway connecting the Lower Mainland and the Interior, were damaged or washed away during the storm from Nov. 13 to 15.

This is about 130 kilometres that have been affected, Fleming added.

Five bridges have either collapsed or heavily damaged.

Read more: B.C.’s Highway 1 reopens between Abbotsford and Chilliwack

Fleming said the good news is work has begun to restore temporary

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