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A billion-dollar bill to repair flooding damage from a year ago

November 17, 2022  By CTV News

One billion dollars – that’s how much it’s estimated to cost for permanent repairs to B.C.’s highways after last November’s disastrous floods.

Along the Coquihalla Highway alone, there were six bridges where spans completely collapsed or suffered severe damage, according to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. On Highway 8, the storms caused seven kilometres of highway to wash away.

Temporary repairs across the province have cost an estimated $240 million, including over $100 million for Highway 8, $45 to $55 million for Highway 5 and $30 to $40 million for Highway 1, according to the ministry.

(CTV News)


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