Project intended to reduce crashes on Coquihalla Highway

The project will see four kilometres of centre median barriers installed and the highway shoulder widened about 55 kilometres south of Merritt.

A $2-million safety project on the Coquihalla Highway is intended to reduce the potential for head-on crashes.

A $2.2-million contract has been awarded to Jakes Construction Ltd. for the Highway 5 Mine Creek Curves project, about 55 kilometres south of Merritt. This project covers a section of the Coquihalla that has been the site of some cross-over crashes.

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The project will see four kilometres of centre median barriers installed and the highway shoulder widened.

Work is expected to start in late June 2021 and be completed this fall. Drivers can expect minor delays during this project and are reminded to obey construction zone speed limits and follow the direction of traffic-control personnel.

Updates on traffic impacts will be available online at

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