The ministry and the Xaxli’p First Nation are working closely together regarding the situation and continue to make safety the top priority. Yesterday, crews re-graded the section of road and rebuilt the travelling surface. This road surface will allow weight-restricted single-lane alternating traffic to pass until such time that both lanes can be re-opened to all vehicle and commercial traffic.
Re-opening this stretch has been a priority for me and my ministry and I’d like to acknowledge the importance of the route to the Xaxli’p and other First Nation communities in the area and their economy. On Friday, Jackie Tegart, MLA for Fraser-Nicola, and I will be touring the site with the mayor of Lillooet, First Nations and local officials to look at challenges associated, and long-term solutions for the technically complex Ten Mile Slide. I look forward to those discussions moving forward.”
For now there has been a temporary solution to allow traffic through, at least giving some type of access in and out of Lillooet. Whether fixing the section of highway which has been a long time problem will last, is what concerns the mayor, community and Xaxli’p First Nation.