Dear Hemlock Valley Community,
On behalf of the Ministry’s area office in Chilliwack, I wish to provide the Hemlock Valley community with a brief update regarding the on-going work at Hemlock Valley Road (HVR). Subsequent to the emergency response work completed in May the Ministry has received recommendations from independent engineers pertaining to drainage improvements related to the restoration of HVR that washed out during the January 31 rain event. The recommendations include two culvert improvements between kilometer one and kilometer two on HVR. The improvements are scheduled to begin today, October 07, 2020 and will be followed by pavement and roadside barrier restoration work.
During installation of the two new culverts, HVR will experience three-hour closures in both directions. A schedule of closure times will be communicated in a separate email. Portable message boards will also be used to message closure times. The total construction time, including culvert and barrier installation, and paving is anticipated to take up to 30-days due to the grade of the road. Crews are presently on-site performing pre-construction survey, layout and equipment mobilization. Emil Anderson, will be completing the work to ensure continuity and the timely delivery of this project.
Should you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me directly at Phu.Bui@gov.bc.ca or at (236) 478-0807. Again, it is our intent to communicate in advance any planned temporary closures. Thank you.
Phu Bui | Operations Manager
Service Area 7 – Fraser Valley
Direct: (236) 478-0807
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
45890 Victoria Avenue
Chilliwack, B.C. V2P 2T1
Tel: (604) 795-8211
Fax: (604) 795-8214