There may be an end in sight to the Hwy. 97 closure. Transportation officials said early Wednesday that barring any severe weather or rock movement, the highway could reopen by the end of next week.
After a long weekend spent pulling down material and breaking down rock at the side of the Hwy.97 slide, officials said some good progress has been made. It’s been weeks since the initial slide, followed by days of instability brought by weather changes and rock movement. A statement from the Ministry of Transportation on Wednesday morning said there was no new movement reported over the previous five days.
“There may still need to be a few more sections scaled and/or blasted as we work towards an opening,” the statement said.
The Callan Rd. detour is continuing to work well, with occasional stoppages so crews can do blasting work.