Bella Coola, British Columbia – B.C.’s Highway 20, closed due to flooding and rock falls in September, is now open around the clock, with single-lane traffic and minimal delays at several sites along the route.
“This is important for residents of Bella Coola and those in the communities along Highway 20,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Shirley Bond. “Highway 20 is now accessible 24/7 through the hard work of our highway crews.”
Access west to Anahim Lake is once again available via Highway 20, reducing travel time by 75 minutes to Williams Lake. Single-lane alternating traffic is in effect 24 hours a day at McClinchey, 42 kilometres west of Tatla Lake. Motorists should expect delays of up to 30 minutes.
Single-lane alternating traffic with maximum 30-minute delays will also be in effect at many of the other damage sites along Highway 20 in the Bella Coola Valley while construction and repair work continues.
A progress map and photographs of the affected area can be found at.