Phase 1 of 10 Mile Slide project goes to tender this fall

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) has announced that Phase 1 of its $60 million 10 Mile Slide project will go to tender this fall.

Phase I is the Advanced Anchor phase of the project. Phase 2 (Main Contract) is expected to go to tender in winter 2018 with construction completed in 2020.

article continues below

The 10 Mile Slide is located on Highway 99 northeast of Lillooet near Xaxli’p (Fountain). The highway is a vital transportation link between Lillooet and Kamloops. The project will address the slope instability at the 10 Mile Slide location.

The scope of the project includes planning, engineering and construction to implement stabilization measures above and below Highway 99 as well as the reconstruction of the highway.

The project was delayed after the project team encountered what MOTI describes as “some unforeseen geotechnical and environmental issues at the site which has caused schedule impacts and required additional design and mitigation before proceeding with the tender.”

According to an MOTI update, “The ministry and Xaxli’p are nearing completion on an agreement for construction of the stabilization measures within their reserve boundary.”

Public information sessions were held with the Xaxli’p community Sept. 21-23 in Kamloops, Lillooet and Vancouver.

Another information session for the general public is expected to held in Lillooet sometime in November.

After meeting with Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) Claire Trevena at September’s Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) convention in Whistler, Mayor Marg Lampman said a “good news” announcement about the 10 Mile Slide would be coming later this fall.

Read Related Topics

© Copyright Bridge River Lillooet News


NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Bridge River Lillooet News welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus