Highway 29 realignment nearing completion…


Saturday, April 1, 2023 – 8:21 AM |

Connecting the community of Hudson’s Hope with the Alaska Highway and Fort St. John, Highway 29 winds along the north side of the Peace River in northeastern B.C.

When reservoir filling begins, which could be as early as fall 2023, the Site C reservoir will widen the Peace River by two to three times on average, covering parts of the old highway.

In partnership with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, we’ve realigned segments of Highway 29. Construction started in 2018. With the opening of the new Halfway River bridge in March 2023, all realigned segments of highway have been opened to traffic.

The work involved designing and building approximately 30 kilometres of highway. In addition to the Halfway River bridge, new crossings have been built at Cache Creek, Lynx Creek, Dry Creek, and Farrell Creek.

We expect to complete all remaining work on Highway 29 in the coming months.

Work has included:

  • Geotechnical, environmental, and archeological studies
  • Improved highway alignments, including grading, paving and bridge construction
  • Geotechnical stabilization works
  • Moving electrical and phone lines to accommodate new highway construction
  • Decommissioning the old highway (ongoing)

There may be some minor delays on Highway 29 as decommissioning or outstanding work is completed. Drivers should slow down and obey all traffic control personnel and signage. Get the latest traffic updates at drivebc.ca.

Written and released by BC Hydro

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