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Changing weather patterns have severely impacted the Cariboo region in recent years, causing numerous landslides and road washouts in 2020 and 2021. The Cariboo Road Recovery Projects are underway to restore access where possible, benefiting the tens of thousands of people who rely on these roads and highways.

This summer marks the beginning of the second phase of the Cottonwood Hill Project, part of the broader Cariboo Road Recovery initiative. This phase will focus on realigning a section of Highway 97 at Cottonwood Hill, situated 18 kilometres north of Quesnel, and removing material from the top of the slide area. This crucial work is scheduled to be completed by summer 2025 and is part of a three-phase project to stabilize the road on this historic landslide site.

Travellers should anticipate single-lane alternating traffic with delays of up to 20 minutes and single-lane traffic in both directions during the construction period. More information will be posted on DriveBC.

For more details about the Highway 97 at Cottonwood Hill Project, visit here.

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Photo courtesy of the Government of B.C

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