Temporary Access Road open to residents of Old Fort, monitoring of slide area continues

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The temporary access road to Old Fort has been open since 8:00 p.m. Thursday night.

According to an update from the Ministry of Transportation, the access road is open to single lane alternating traffic with 24/7 traffic control in place.

The Ministry also says swamp mats are being placed on the road which will allow accessibility to 4 wheel drive traffic with a maximum gross vehicle weight of 26, 100 kg.

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According to the Ministry, some shifting of the mats is expected as they settle, and
changes in weather may also affect this.

Instrumentation will continue to remain on-site to further monitor and measure any ground movement near the slide area.

Further updates and information can be found on the Peace River Regional District’s website.

Here is a video of the construction for the temporary access road:

 

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