March 3rd, 2020
This week, BC Hydro is beginning construction of an embankment at Cache Creek East along Highway 29. After having prepared the site last fall, we'll now be moving equipment and materials to site to build the embankment.
At Cache Creek East, the new reservoir will cover parts of the existing highway, requiring us to build a new highway alignment and bridge across Cache Creek. Over the next few months, we'll be setting up the construction site, disposing of waste wood, and hauling gravel to build the embankment that will protect this new section of highway from the Site C reservoir.
BC Hydro is working with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure on Highway 29 construction. This work is being done to prepare for filling the Site C reservoir, which will widen the Peace River and cover parts of the existing highway. In total, we're building more than 30 kilometres of highway in six different segments on Highway 29.
What to expect
We ask drivers to allow more time for their travel and use caution near work areas.
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